A woman in Pakistan’s Karachi city has been stabbed allegedly by a motor-cycle-borne serial knifer who is on a stabbing spree and has slashed at least 17 women since last month.
Wearing a helmet and riding a motorcycle, the slasher has been attacking lone women on main roads or at bus stops, cutting or stabbing them before driving away.
Soon after senior police officials claimed that they had arrested two main suspects from a flat in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, where the most attacks had taken place, the slasher struck again last evening in the Malir area.
The woman was slashed with a sharp object by the motorcycle rider.
The injured woman, Jazba Javed, who is in her early 20s, said she was crossing a road when a man on a bike came near her and slashed her hand and fled away.
Police have registered a First Information Report in the Saudabad, Malir Police Station and are looking at CCTV footage of the area and other forensic evidence.
At least 15 incidents of such attacks on women by the lone slasher were reported from the Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Shah Faisal areas in Karachi from September 25 to October 6.
In another incident on Monday night, a motorcycle rider stabbed a teenage girl in the Federal B area.
Police have offered a cash reward of one million rupees for anyone helping them in identifying or nabbing the serial knifer.