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The woman enters the ATM and starts the transaction. I am surprised to note that the damn ATM had a shutter that could be pulled down by anyone shutting off outsiders. That IMO is pathetic. The man enters, pulls the shutter down and is able to do his thing without any prying eyes seeing what is happening in the ATM booth.
That apart, it seems to me that one the woman was inside the ATM booth with an armed mugger and the shutter down she had virtually no chance. The newspapers say that the woman argued with the man and refused to withdraw more money. If true, that would have been an error. In such a situation it is better to do exactly what an armed man says - but then the man had no visible arms when he comes in. They are in his bag.
The only possibility would have been to pull out a handgun from her bag and shoot because it takes time for the mugger to pull his weapons out of his bag. Failing that pepper spray may have worked - but an ATM simply must not have a shutter that can be pulled down.
A 44-year-old woman was attacked with a machete in an ATM in the heart of Bangalore on Tuesday, leaving her severely injured.
The footage captured on the CCTV camera installed inside the ATM shows the woman, manager at Corporation Bank, entering the ATM at around 7:30 am where no security guard was present, to withdraw cash. A man follows her inside the ATM behind and brings down the shutters before threatening her first with a revolver and then a machete which he brought out of his bag.
The footage shows the assailant pushing her down and attacking her with the machete. As the woman tries to resist, the man grabs her by the neck and pushes her up against a wall.
The woman has told the police that she called for help twice but there was no security guard outside the ATM, which is located near a police station. She also said that the attacker took away her purse and mobile phone before he escaped.
"The man assaulted her on the head and face. She fell unconscious. The person left with her purse which contained some credit cards and mobile phones and pulled the shutter down while leaving. Surprisingly, the jewellery the lady was wearing was not taken away. She was wearing a chain, bangles and other items," said Kamal Pant, Joint Police Commissioner, Bangalore
The woman was admitted to hospital with head injuries and is said to be out of danger now.
The attack was captured on the CCTV installed inside the ATM. The police are examining the footage to identify the attacker.