A woman bank official who was attacked by a man with a machete at an ATM kiosk was left paralysed on her right side, doctor said on Wednesday.
The Bangalore police intensified its hunt for the accused.
The 38-year-old women works as a bank manager with the Corporation bank.
She was recovering from surgery and was able to speak, Dr N K Venkataramana, who performed the operation at the BGS Global Hospital, said.
He said her skull was fractured and a small piece of bone had gone into the brain, causing a "penetrating injury" and added that she had been paralysed on her right side.
"We have taken all precautions and are closely monitoring her condition. Hope everything will go well... she is able to speak", the doctor said. There was no danger to her life now, he said.
Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar, who visited the victim, said she was recovering and speaking.
He said police officials were being sent to different districts and states to track down the assailant, "who cannot be a first timer".
Auradkar said police had two rounds of meetings with banks on the issue of security at ATM booths earlier and given strict guidelines to them.
The assailant had attacked her after entering the ATM booth closely following her and downing the rolling shutter when she refused to draw money and hand it over to him, police said.
After the attack, caught on CCTV, he had walked out of the kiosk downing the shutter and taking away her mobile, leaving the bleeding woman in a serious condition.