AP police said Madhukar Reddy was serving a life term for killing a man, when he escaped on the way to a hospital.

Bengalurus ATM robbery suspect is a convicted murderer who escaped prison
news Crime Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 11:54

Years after he grievously injured a bank staff in Bengaluru while robbing an ATM, the accused, Madhukar Reddy, has been caught by the police. The attack was caught on a CCTV camera; but this wasn’t Madhukar’s first, or most heinous crime.

In what looks like a story straight from a movie script, the Andhra police have now revealed that Madhukar had in fact escaped from prison in 2011, just a month after he was convicted to a life term for murder.

Madhukar Reddy, a 32-year-old resident of Madanapalle Town was arrested in September 2005 for killing Ananda Reddy and was sentenced to life imprisonment in November 2011.

According to the AP police, Reddy escaped within a month after his conviction when he was being taken to RIMS Hospital in Kadapa.

Remember the horrific ATM assault in Bengaluru in 2013? A suspect has been arrested

Police said that in November 2013 when he was on the run, he had stabbed another person, Narayana, in Mahahboobnagar district in Telangana over a petty fight and attempted to kill him.

A case was then registered under Jadcharla Police station and in the same month he was involved in robbing an ATM and a house in Dharmavaram in Anantapur district.

It was only after that he had come to Bengaluru and carried out the ATM attack. Following the Bengaluru ATM heist, he fled to Kerala to avoid arrest.

Police said that for a few months, Madhukar had worked in Hyderabad and Guntur as a hotel supplier. But in the last week, he was staying in Kadapa district, and then moved to hometown Madanapalle.

He was arrested on January 31 following multiple search operations conducted following a tip off received by Madanapalle sub-division crime officials. 

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