Private security guard found dead at work in steel city

Body sent for autopsy, circumstances still unknown



A 55-year-old private security guard was found dead in front of the gate of a residential apartment in Adityapur in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district on Monday.  The deceased identified as Chandradeo Prasad is suspected to have consumed poisonous food. “The deceased security guard who was a resident of Sakchi would work as a night guard at the entrance gate of the Rameswaram Apartment.

But the circumstances under which he died is yet to be established. We have, therefore, recovered the body and sent it to the MGM medical college for autopsy,” said OC, Adityapur thana, Rajendra Prasad Mahto to The Telegraph Online.  Mahto said there are chances that this is being a period of Holi festival, the security guard might have consumed liquor in the night. 

“But the residents of the apartment pointed out that they knew the guard well and he was never found in a drunken state. Hence we suspect that he might have fallen victim to a food poison,” said the OC. Mahto said the reason behind the security guard’s death will be ascertained once the autopsy is done. 

The Rameswaram Apartment is located along the Tata-Kandra Road.

The police have found more than one person lying in a drunken state along this road on the occasion of Holi on Monday. 

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