Knife-attacker strikes again after police arrest 16 suspects

October 6, 2017

KARACHI: Two more women were attacked with sharp object in Karachi’s Pehlwan Goth vicinity and Gulistan Jauhar late Thursday and Friday, after the police arrested 16 suspects.
According to the police, the 28-year-old woman was attacked, who got her hand injured as she tried to resist the attacker. She was then rushed to a private hospital in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, the police say.
The total number of reported knife-attacks on women has shot up to 15, with the First Information Reports (FIRs) of three incidents registered at the Shahrah-e-Faisal and Gulistan-e-Jauhar police station.

Last week, fear gripped residents of Gulistan-e-Jauhar area after reports surfaced of a ‘knife attacker’ targeting women in the area.
After five women were attacked, within a span of three hours, in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Gulistan-e-Jamal, the Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that law enforcement agencies were actively engaged in the manhunt and would arrest the ‘culprit within a day or two.’

The attacker seems to have posed a challenge to the law enforcement authorities, who are yet to nab the assailant. INP