A fresh murder reported from Ananthapuram district in Andhra Pradesh on Friday morning has raised suspicion of the possible involvement of the man behind the attack on a woman in a Bangalore ATM on the morning of November 19 and the murder of a woman in the Ananthapuram district on November 10.
A 34-year-old woman, Boya Lalitha, was brutally murdered in Guttur village near Penukonda in Ananthapuram district in Andhra Pradesh on Friday morning.
The local police said the assailant fled after robbing a gold chain and mobile phone. Police hope to track down the phone and nab the killer.
The police in Bangalore, involved in the investigations against the attacker in the Corporation Bank ATM case, indicated that the same person may have also carried out the murder in Ananthapuram district. The Karnataka police team that has camped in Andhra expecting to nab the suspect is now hoping to chase fresh tracks.
The Penukonda police as well the Karnataka police team rushed to the crime scene at Guttur village after they were informed about the incident.
They suspect the murderer was the same man who attacked Jyothi Uday, 44, in the Corporation Bank ATM kiosk.
“The modus and the time match. The suspect also murdered a woman near Dharmavaram in Andhra Pradesh on November 10,” a police officer said.
“We have come to know that he is roaming the villages near Penukonda,” another officer said.
Police said the accused may be psychotic after they analysed footage of the Bangalore ATM and the Kadiri ATM where he withdrew money.