A month has passed since a bank employee, Jyothi Uday, was brutally attacked inside an ATM early morning. The city police have now decided to renew their efforts to find the unidentified attacker.
A senior police officer from Halasuru Gate sub-division said gram panchayat members will be roped in to identify the attacker. “GP members will be given a presentation on the attacker, his characteristics, his psychology and other traits that may help them identify him. Usually, GP members are familiar with voters in their areas,” the officer said.
A Joint Commissioner-level meeting will be held on Thursday to chalk out a new strategy to apprehend the attacker. “If we don’t solve this case, it will be a moral defeat for us. We know that he is not trying to hide. The hope is still alive that we can catch him easily,” the officer said.
Special teams will be sent to neighbouring districts and some of the border districts in yet another manhunt for the attacker, the officer said.
Byatarayanapura police have arrested four people in connection with cheating youths after taking lakhs of rupees from them. The conmen promised the victims jobs in BHEL. Chamaiah (55), a resident of Vijayanagar as well as H S Naveen (32), Santosh Singh (39) and Shyam Sundar (25), all hailing from Tumkur, were arrested.
The police seized fake offer letters, fake identity cards, BHEL letter heads, fake seals and ` 2 lakh in cash from the accused.
According to police, the accused had cheated youths from Hubli, Hassan, Doddaballapur and Tiptur. Around `2.5 lakh to `5 lakh was collected from the youth. The accused had also made hoax bomb calls to BHEL on the day when the victims were invited to join the company.
This ploy was used to send the victims back by saying that there was tension in the company.
The accused had told the youths that their relatives were in powerful positions in BHEL and they could get them jobs.