Man, who attacked woman with machete at Bengaluru ATM kiosk in 2013, held

Reddy reportedly confessed to have attacked Jyothi Uday, a 47-year-old bank employee and resident of Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, with a machete on the morning of November 19, 2013, after robbing her inside the ATM kiosk near NR Square in Bengaluru, causing serious injuries on the head that triggered temporary paralysis and took her more than a year in the hospital to recover, police said.

Man, who attacked woman with machete at Bengaluru ATM kiosk in 2013, held

The Andhra Pradesh police claimed to have arrested the man behind a brutal machete attack on a woman inside an ATM kiosk in Bengaluru three years ago, an incident that was caught on CCTV and had shocked the nation.

The 32-year-old accused, K Madhukar Reddy, is a fugitive allegedly involved in the murder of a woman in Anantapur the same year, police claimed, adding that they suspect him to be behind two other murders and multiple robberies,

The Indian Express reported.

Reddy was convicted of murder in 2005 and awarded life imprisonment, but he escaped from the Kadapa Central Jail along with three other inmates in 2011 and had gone missing subsequently, police said.

He was spotted by a special police team tracking criminals who went underground, Chittoor SP Ghattamaneni Srinivas reportedly said.

Reddy reportedly confessed to have attacked Jyothi Uday, a 47-year-old bank employee and resident of Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, with a machete on the morning of November 19, 2013, after robbing her inside the ATM kiosk near NR Square in Bengaluru, causing serious injuries on the head that triggered temporary paralysis and took her more than a year in the hospital to recover, police said.

Despite the incident being captured on CCTV camera, the police had not been able to crack the case.

Bengaluru and Anantapur Police had been working on the case together after it was established that the same person was involved in the murder of a woman in Dharmavaram area of Anantapur on November 10, 2013.

In the Anantapur incident, he allegedly broke into a house and attacked the house lady after snatching two ATM cards and forcing her to disclose the ATM PIN. He left her to die after decamping with the Rs.3,500 he found at the house. He also withdrew Rs.18,000 the next day before the victim’s son blocked the cards.