BENGALURU: The city police, who have revived their search for the man who attacked bank officer Jyothi Uday at an ATM kiosk, unexpectedly caught another man involved in at least 16 cases of attention diversion.
The 30-year-old man, identified as Suman, a resident of J P Nagar, was arrested by Hulimavu police on Monday. They were investigating a complaint given by an elderly person. In his complaint, the victim had alleged that an unidentified man had diverted his attention and escaped with `15,000 on the pretext of helping him withdraw money from an ATM kiosk.
The police who collected the kiosk’s CCTV footage were shocked to find that he looked like Jyothi Uday’s attacker. Soon, tbey arrested the accused. Jyothi Uday was brutally attacked in an ATM kiosk exactly a year ago. The police are yet to arrest the accused man.
“He would tell them that the first transaction had failed or that there was a technical problem. He would then ask the victims to key in the pin number again and withdraw money. He had cheated about 16 people in a similar manner,” police officials said.
Sting Operation Scribe Thrashed
People thrashed a private Kannada channel reporter who followed a woman to an ATM kiosk wearing a monkey cap to conduct a sting operation on safety in ATMs. The incident took place in J P Nagar when the reporter and his colleagues tried do the sting operation. The woman screamed as soon as the reporter entered the ATM kiosk. People gathered immediately and they all thrashed the reporter. He was later handed over the police. He was released after the police came to that he was a reporter and he had no intension to rob the woman. It is said that the reporter had joined the channel just a day before.