Fearing that he would get arrested, a 30-year-old man hit himself in the head with a hammer, one of the tools he was carrying to rob an ATM, and knocked himself into a coma.
According to the report in the Times of India, the incident occured in Devarakadra town in Telangana's Khammam district on Tuesday.
Y Shivanagaraju from Bhavanapallly village in Khammam entered a State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) ATM with all the tools required to break into the machine. However, to his bad luck, a constable saw him going inside and managed to close the shutter and call for backup. When the cops arrived at the spot and opened the shutter, they found the robber in an unconscious state with head injuries.
Sub-inspector of Devarakadra Vinay Kumar Reddy told TOI that "Shivanagaraju must have hit himself repeatedly with a hammer on his head which resulted the injuries and he slipped into coma. We immediately took him to the nearby hospital and then we later shifted him to Mahbubnagar area hospital."
The CCTV footage from the ATM confirmed that the man hit himself on his head multiple times. The hospital authorities added that his condition was critical.