Bangalore: Even as a woman who was attacked by a machete wielding man inside an ATM in Bangalore on Tuesday continues to battle for her life, the Indian Banks' Association has said that rules are in place and the onus of providing security is on banks.
"There is clear directive. All banks are duty bound to provide round the clock, 24/7 security at ATMs," the IBA statement said.
The woman has been admitted to BGS hospital where doctors attending her say that CT scan shows a fractured skull. "She has got paralysis on the right side and also a brain injury. She is in the ICU," said the doctor.
The brutal attack inside the Corporation Bank ATM booth was caught on camera. The attacker was seen entering the booth and pulling down the shutter before he repeatedly attacked the woman with a machete.
The attacker then escaped after robbing the woman. Shockingly the incident took place just a stone's throw away from the Ulsoor Gate police station. The incident came to light after some school children passing by noticed blood stains outside the ATM and informed the police.
The woman was then rushed to the hospital and is said to be conscious but in critical condition. The police are examining the footage to investigate the case. The 44-year-old victim is a bank manager.
The police are examining the footage to investigate the case.
There were no guard at the ATM. Even the ATM was damaged and did not close properly.