Bangalore: Days after the brutal attack on a woman in an ATM in Bangalore shook the nation, sources have said that the assailant, who is on the run, is a repeat offender. He is believed to be involved in the murder of a woman in Andhra Pradesh a few days before the ATM attack.
"During our investigation we found that the attacker is also involved in a murder case in Anantapur in Andra Pradesh. We haven't been able to identify the identity of the person yet. However, we are working with the Andhra Pradesh police," said Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar.
Bangalore Police has announced an award of Rs 1 lakh for anyone who gives information on the accused.
A 38-year-old woman was brutally attacked inside ATM booth in Bangalore in Karnataka last week. The incident took place near Ulsoor Gate police station in Bangalore. It came to light after people passing by noticed blood stains outside the ATM.
The attack was caught on camera but despite clear CCTV images the police haven't been able to identify the assailant.
The Bangalore police had also issued guidelines to all banks to ensure alarms and 24 hour security at all ATMS, failing which the ATMs would be shut down.