Bangalore ATM Attack: Police Zero in on Murder Accused - The New Indian Express

Bangalore ATM Attack: Police Zero in on Murder Accused

Published: 05th December 2013 08:40 AM

Last Updated: 05th December 2013 08:40 AM

Investigators probing the Bangalore ATM attack case narrowed down on a person from Nallcheruvu mandal, who is accused of killing his wife in 2008 and is out on bail.

The police zeroed in on the suspect after going through past criminal records and conducting extensive criminal searches and verifications in villages.

Identified as Narayana Reddy, who bears an uncanny resemblence to the Bangalore ATM attacker, he is said to have visited the village frequently for the past few weeks.

His visits have further fuelled suspicion of the investigators as they are sure that the attacker hails from Anantapur and is at large in the district itself.

According to sources, in 2008, Narayana Reddy was arrested in connection with the murder of his wife and later was granted bail.

Reddy’s mother passed away in his childhood and his father, Subba Reddy, remarried and was living separately. “He grew up without parental care and is said to be unsound,” a police officer said. He visited his father occassionally and spent most of his time in Bangalore.

The Anantapur police and their Bangalore counterparts visited the village and enquired about Reddy, his behaviour and his recent visits to the village. It is learnt that he had visited the village twice in the last couple of weeks.

Sources said that the police are in the process of matching Reddy’s fingerprints, which were collected during the time of his arrest, to those found in the ATM kiosk in Bangalore.

“If the fingerprints match, we can come to a conclusion about the attacker and our job will become easier to an extent,” a police official said.

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