Bengaluru ATM attack case solved; accused nabbed in AP's Madanapalli

Bengaluru ATM attack case solved; accused nabbed in AP

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2017-02-04 17:06 Bengaluru: Three years after bank employee Jyothi Uday was attacked in an ATM in the city, the Madanapalli police in Andhra Pradesh nabbed the accused after the public alerted the police. The police has nabbed the the accused Madhukar Reddy in Maddulapuram village of Thamballapalle block in Chittoor district, who has confessed of committing the crime. Madhukar Reddy, a resident of Tamballapalli, will be brought to Bengaluru for interrogation after Madanapalli police alerted the city police.   Chittoor police said Reddy was a proclaimed offender who was involved in a murder case in Tamballapalli police limits. He was arrested in 2005 and sent to Kadapa prison. Later in 2011, while producing before the court for trial, he hoodwinked police officials and escaped.   Jyothi Uday, who worked as a manager with Corporation Bank, was attacked on Nov 19, 2013, in an ATM located near NR Circle by the accused. The attacker assaulted her with a machete and fled with Jyothi’s mobile and cash. Watch Video:  Following the attack, city police teams had camped in Andhra Pradesh to locate the accused. After the news broke, Home minister G Parameshwara praised the police.  "I appreciate the police work. It shows no one can get away easily from the police," said the home minister.   ATM Attack; Watch Video:      Background: The incident reported on November 19, 2013 had sent shock waves across the nation. Following the incident, the police had prepared a set a guidlines to be followed in all ATM kiosks. The attacker had followed Jyothi Uday, who was then the manager of Corporation Bank’s Mission Road branch, and as she entered an ATM kiosk, he went inside and rolled down the shutters. He had demanded money from her and as she refused, he had threatened her with a pistol and machete. Later, he had attacked her with the machete and took away her mobile phone and debit cards. Before leaving the kiosk, he had rolled down the shutter and she was lying unconscious for more than three hours before the incident came to light. Also Read: ATM attack case: Jyothi's family demands strict punishment for Madhukar Reddy