ATM attack: Police still groping in the dark
ATM Attack: Police Still Groping In The Dark. The bank official who bore the brunt of an unguarded ATM and suffered grievous injuries, after a brutal attack and who got paralysed on her right side is much better -the hospital sources where she is recovering said.
Bangalore: The bank official who bore the brunt of an unguarded ATM and suffered grievous injuries, after a brutal attack and who got paralysed on her right side is much better -the hospital sources where she is recovering said.
Three days after this attack police remained cluelss about the assailant and announced a reward of Rs one lakh to anyone providing information leading to his arrest.The 38-year old bank official was hit with the machete by the assailant.
"The patient's general condition is much better than yesterday. She is conscious and speaking. Her neurological status remains the same (right side paralysis)," BGS Global Hospital said in a release.
The reports that an individual resembling the suspect had been taken into custody in Tumkur district, is only a speculation of the media- Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar said. "Bangalore Police hasn't picked up anybody as far as I know. It's only the media which is reporting about it." he said.
Police had on Thursday picked up a man to whom the assailant had allegedly sold the victim's mobile phone at Hindupur town in Andhra Pradesh and was questioned for leads.
The woman was attacked and repeatedly hit with the machete by the assailant and left in a pool of blood was caught on CCTV. He had walked out of the kiosk downing the shutter and taking away her mobile, leaving the bleeding woman in a serious condition for three hours.. This was noticed by school children who informed a policeman who rushed her to the hospital.
With the incident sparking nationwide outrage and concern over safety at ATMs, Karnataka government has cracked the whip, telling banks that they should provide security or shutdown ATMs.