The attacker involved in the Bangalore ATM case was reportedly involved in the murder of a 54-year-old Dalit woman at Dharmavaram
Police said Prameelamma was murdered on November 10 by a person who inflicted four cuts -- two on the head and one each on the thigh and the upper body. Her son lodged a complaint with the police that both his and his mother’s ATM cards were missing and that they were stolen by the assailant.
Police found that the ATM card was operated on November 11 at Kadiri in Anantapur district.
The video footage aired by a vernacular news channel which showed a person withdrawing money, bore striking resemblance to the suspect in the Bangalore attack case. Police said it was the same person who attacked the woman in Bangalore.
The cuts suffered by the victim in Dharmavaram were very deep. The suspect was uneducated and stayed in Kadiri town for two days and operated the ATM with the help of other users.
The assailant, who killed the woman, did not take the gold jewellery she was wearing nor cash of Rs. 4,000 she had tucked away in her waist. He only scouted for ATM cards.
Police said the assailant was fluent in both Kannada and Telugu. The ATM card was used to withdraw money in Bangalore on November 17 also. Meanwhile, police a launched a manhunt for the assailant. A police team from Bangalore was camping in the town.