And the long wait for the same has finally borne some fruit as the police has been able to track the stolen mobile of the victim. Tracing a call to Andhra Pradesh, the police has arrested a person who claims to have bought the mobile from the attacker. A suspect was nabbed at Hindupar of Ananthapur district of the state.
The police has launched an extensive search across various districts of the state. It had also rushed teams to the neighboring states of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra for any possible leads to the attacker who appears to be between the age of 25-35 years.
The attack happened at an ATM at 7:30 am on November 19 when the 44-year old victim was withdrawing money to buy a gift for her daughter's birthday, reports a report by ZeeNews. She was threatened with a pistol and attacked by a machete by the unidentified assailant. Jypti fell unconscious and was discovered in a pool of blood only after 3 hours, after the assailant fled with Rs 2,500 cash and her mobile phone.
Ironically, the ATM kiosk is located just yards away from the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike head office and a police station. Police has registered a case under Section 397 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which books one for attempting to cause death or grievous injury, while committing robbery or dacoity.
The man who has been detained is being questioned by the CBI.