Reward of Rs 0.5 million announced on ‘psychopath’ who stabs women in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar
A suspicious man— apparently involved in the infamous knife attacks on women in the metropolis’ Gulistan-e-Johar area — were released by Karachi Police late Saturday, with officials saying that the lone attacker “appears to be a lean man in his late 20’s”
A 28 year old woman was attacked Thursday afternoon. She said a man on a motorcycle, wearing a helmet, had attacked her with a sharp-edged instrument from behind.
Another victim — said an unidentified man on a motorcycle wearing a black helmet assaulted her from behind.
A student of seventh grade informed police that she was attacked from behind near Rabia City in the same area. Adding that she was unable to identify the suspect since his face was covered with a helmet.
“The wounds bled profusely and had to be stitched up. They appeared to be caused by a large sharp-edged pointed object. However, electronic media reports suggested that there were three more victims who went to other hospitals and remain untraceable.
The incidents have sparked fear and panic among the area’s residents, forcing women to take extra precautions before going outside.
Since September 25 there have been nine cases of attempted murder, injuring and harassing women have been registered at the Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Sharae Faisal police stations.
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Division SP Ghulam Murtaza Bhutto said so far there has been no major development in the case. But the police have laid a network of personnel and informers in plainclothes in the area. The attacker will be in the police’s custody soon, the officer claimed.
All the attacks are said to have possibly been carried out by the same person, as it has similar style of attack. The attacker wore a helmet, black t-shirt and a pair of jeans. He stabbed his victims from behind before riding away on his motorcycle.
The police were also alerted about the incidents via social media. At first, the police claimed ignorance about the incidents, however, later when the victims were approached, the reports were confirmed.
“Nothing can be said at the moment about the suspect because it is an unusual case,” said Gulshan-e-Iqbal Division SP Bhutto.
The attacker could be a psychopathic maniac who is attacking people, the police officer suggested, adding that he acted alone in these felonies.