71-year-old security staff beaten to death by thief


Palakkad: A 71-year-old security staff died on Friday after he was hit on the head with an iron road by a thief in Kanjikode.

The incident occurred while the Kozhikode native, PM John, who was the night watchman of a women's hostel in Kanjikode, was trying to stop a robbery attempt by an unidentified man late on Thursday night.

John was taken to the district hospital and was later shifted to Palana Hospital in Palakkad where he succumbed to the injuries on Friday morning.

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