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Attacks on Women: Elderly woman killed with blunt weapon in Sahiwal

SAHIWAL: An attacker in Sahiwal’s Bilal Colony killed an elderly woman with a blunt weapon, ARY News reported on Monday.

After incidents of knife attacks on lonely woman in Sahiwal it was second incident in which an elderly victim suffered deadly blows of a blunt weapon in the city in Punjab province.

Khursheed Bibi, 65, a resident of Tariq Bin Ziyad Colony was reached Bilal Colony to meet her relatives. As she left the rickshaw a motorbike riding youth, who had worn a black cap, hit the woman with his bike and than attacked her with a blunt weapon seriously injuring his elderly victim, eyewitnesses said.

The people at the crime scene tried to capture the attacker who successfully escaped from the spot.

The victim was taken to a hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Earlier, another woman was injured by an attacker with a blunt weapon in Tariq Bin Ziyad Colony of Sahiwal.

The local police covers these incidents up as accidental but the attacks on women in the district have been on rise.

In the last one month several women were injured in knife attacks when they left their homes alone to visit markets or some other place. According to reports at least six women were attacked during one week in Farid Town, Scheme No. 3, Bilal Colony and Moakal Colony areas of Sahiwal.

According to locals, a motorcyclist intercepts women and stab them with a sharp-edged weapon. In most cases, those attacked were housewives. The attacks spread fear and panic in the city, especially the working women, the students, regular walkers and those who have to frequently visit markets for buying grocery and shopping alone.

The local people claim that the attacks with sharp-edged weapons against women are common in tehsil Cheechawatani of Sahiwal district for last two years and hundreds of victims have suffered wounds from these attacks. But police failed to catch the attackers.

The women are more vulnerable to crimes as the graph of crimes against women have soared in the country.

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