A woman was stabbed with a sharp object by a motorcycle rider in the Malir area of Karachi Thursday evening, DawnNews reported.
Jazba Javed, who is in her early 20s, said she was crossing the road when a "thin man" riding a bike came near her and stabbed her hand. The attacker fled immediately after attacking her, she claimed.
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. Officials refused to comment on the incident till more information was available.
Thirteen cases of 'knife attacks’ were reported to the police from September 25 to October 5 in the Gulistan-i-Jauhar and Gulshan-i-Iqbal area of the city by a ‘lone attacker riding a motorbike’.
On Monday night, a teenage girl was injured by a motorcycle rider in Federal B Area of Karachi; however it is not clear whether the incident was linked to those reported in Gulistan-i-Jauhar and Gulshan-i-Iqbal.
The city police on October 15 had stated they had arrested a person of interest, identified as Waseem, from Sahiwal with help of their counterparts there.
However, the held suspect could not be brought to Karachi for further legal action as Punjab police told their counterparts in Sindh that “they wanted to interrogate him for recent attacks on women in Sahiwal, Rawalpindi and recent Lahore first”.