KARACHI: Despite a police search operation and a number of arrests in the case, the suspect in Karachi’s mystery knife attacks case is perhaps still at large as another woman was attacked in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of the city on Thursday, ARY News reported.
Earlier in the day, police claimed to have arrest a key suspect involved in a spate of knife attacks after at least 11 such attacks were carried out on girls in the last week in different areas of the city. In all such incidents, a biker attacked women with a sharp object leaving them severely injured.
But despite police’s ongoing search, the attacker attacked another woman near Safari Park bringing the number of such incidents to 12 since last week. The attacker left the woman seriously injured as she resisted the stabbing attempt.
The Additional Inspector General (AIG) Sindh Police today informed Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah that the police have arrested a key suspect adding that his arrest was made during a raid on Wednesday night.
The arrest came after the attacker attacked three women in different areas, changing his approach as until Wednesday, the knife attacker only attacked women in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.
The three women were attacked at Gulshan-e-Jamal, Rashid Minhas Road and NIPA Chowrangi near Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology campus.
On Saturday, police released pictures of the knife attacker.
A prize money of Rs0.5 million was also announced for anyone who comes up with any information regarding the attacker.
The pictures taken from a CCTV footage show a biker wearing a helmet and attacking random women. Police say the suspect is about 20 to 29 years old and his height ranges from 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inch.