A stranger fractured skull of a woman inside Bangalore ATM
Bangalore, 20 November 2013:
A 44-year-old woman bank manager of Corporation Bank, who was attacked with a machete by an unidentified man inside the ATM kiosk on Tuesday, is fighting for her life as she has suffered fractures in her skull and as per doctors she may remain paralyzed for months. Last night, doctors performed a three-hour long brain surgery and today doctors are likely to perform plastic surgery for injuries to her face.
Jyothi Uday, manager at the bank’s Mission Road branch, entered the ATM at around 7.30am and at that time there was no security guard present. When Jyothy was about to withdraw cash, an unidentified assailant entered inside and threatened her with a revolver and later with a machete and asked her to pull down the shutter. Then the attacker hit the victim on her head with the machete that he was carrying inside his bag and fled away from the crime spot with her cash of Rs. 2,500 and mobile.
Kamal Pant, Joint Police Commissioner, Bagalore said, “The man assaulted her on the head and face. She fell unconscious. The person left with purse which contained some credit cards and mobile phones and pulled the shutter down while leaving. Surprisingly, the jewellery the lady was wearing was not taken away. She was wearing a chain, bangles and other items.”
As the shutters were pulled down, the passers-by were not able to suspect the mishap but when they noticed the blood coming out of the kiosk they rescued the woman.
“We have registered a case inder section 397 of the Indian Penal Code for attempting to cause death or grievous injury while committing robbery or dacoity and formed a special team to nab the assailant at the earliest,” said DC Rajappa, Deputy Commissioner of Police.
The whole incident is captured by the CCTV cameras installed inside the ATM kiosk which shows that the attacker pushed Jyothy down and attacked with the machete and when she tried to resist, the assailant grabbed her by neck and pushed her up against the wall.
“As seen in the footage, the assailant took out a country pistol and a machete from a shoulder bag and asked Jyothi to draw cash from the ATM. When she tried to escape, he pushed her to a corner and hit her on the head with a machete. After checking her bag, he left the kiosk by again pulling down its shutter from outside,” Rajappa informed.
Since the assailant was not wearing any mask and his face was clearly visible in the CCTV footage, so the Bangalore police have circulated his photo to all the police-stations and check-posts to nab the culprit before he gets out of the city, Rajappa added.