Bengaluru, Feb 5: After three long years, the Andhra Pradesh police on Sunday arrested the culprit from Nimmanapalliki village under Madanapalle division who brutally assaulted a woman bank manager inside an ATM kiosk in broad daylight on November 19, 2013.

The accused has been identified as Madhukar Reddy. Confirming the arrest, Chittoor SP G Srinivas said that Madhukar Reddy, who was earlier convicted in a murder case by a local court in 2005, had absconded in 2011. He had again committed a murder in 2013 in Dharmavaram of Andhra Pradesh. Again he had attacked the lady in a Bengaluru ATM on Nov 19.

It may be recalled that the the 44-year-old Jyothi Uday, a manager in the bank’s Mission Road branch, was attacked by the assailant was found unconscious in the blood-stained kiosk nearly three hours after the assailant disappeared with her cash (Rs.2,500) and mobile handset. No security guard was present at the kiosk when the horrifying incident took place, which sent shock waves across the city after the police released the CCTV footage.

Eight police teams were hunting for the assailant in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The mobile phone of the victim which the attacker had stolen from her was recovered in Andhra Pradesh but there was no trace of the man yet.