Another Woman Falls Victim of ‘Knife Attack’ in Karachi

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Karachi (September 28, 2017): The knife attacks on women in Karachi rapidly increasing as a 28-year-old woman became the seventh victim of a knife attack in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar locality on Thursday that triggered fear and panic among the area residents.

The woman, Hajran Bibi, who was attacked Thursday afternoon, said that a man on a motorcycle, wearing a helmet, had attacked her with a sharp-edged tool from behind.

Police has registered case against the unknown assailants, first case in such kind of attacks.

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Women are being targeted mysteriously in various parts of the city particularly near Rabia City and Jauhar Chowrangi of Gulistan-e-Jauhar in the last three days.

One of the victims, who was attacked on September 26, told that an unidentified man on a motorcycle wearing a black helmet attacked her from behind, in a result her leg was severely injured and she took a rickshaw to reach her house. The victim’s mother then took her to a hospital and her father informed the police.

However, when the police reached her house, they arrested her father for the incident. Her father, Abdul Rashid, remarked that he was detained overnight and claimed the police had asked him for a bribe.Another survivor, a student of seventh grade, informed police that she was attacked from behind near Rabia City in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. The girl said she was unable to identify the attacker as he had covered his face with a helmet.

According to the spokesperson of a private hospital in the area, as many as five girls have been brought to the hospital for treatment of knife injuries in the past few days.

He added four women were injured in two respective attacks on September 25, and one girl was attacked the very next day.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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