ATM Attack Victim to Resume Work on Monday - The New Indian Express

ATM Attack Victim to Resume Work on Monday

Published: 03rd February 2014 09:22 AM

Last Updated: 03rd February 2014 09:22 AM

After more than two months of battling serious injuries, Jyothi Uday, who was brutally attacked and robbed at an unguarded ATM kiosk in the city last November, is all set to join work on Monday.

Jyothi, 39, who was in charge of the cheque truncation system at the Mission Road service branch of the Corporation Bank, has now recovered completely.

Through physiotherapy sessions, she has regained fine movement in her hands and will also be able to type and work as usual.

Confirming this, Dr N K Venkataramana, Chief of Neurosurgery and Vice-Chairman at BGS Global Hospitals, where Jyothi was treated, told Express that she is in good shape and can resume normal life. “She will work for two to three hours to begin with and gradually increase the duration,” he said.

On November 19, Jyothi, who went to the ATM located below her office to withdraw cash, was attacked by a miscreant around 7 am. She was stabbed with a machete. She sustained complex facial and spinal injuries, and had to undergo neurosurgery as well as plastic surgery and spent almost a month recovering in the hospital.

After coming out of the hospital and meeting reporters for the first time on December 21, she had expressed anguish at the experience and was disappointed at the inefficiency of the police in handling the case. She has since been attending regular physiotherapy sessions.

Meanwhile, the city police are yet to arrest the accused. 

A senior police officer said investigations are still on. Hennur police recently arrested a person, but later they found that he was not involved in the case.

After the attack, the city police directed banks to deploy security guards and install CCTVs at all ATM kiosks.

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