Psychopathic Stabber On The Loose In Gulistan-E-Jauhar
- A total of 9 cases of women being harassed and injured has been reported in Gulistan-e-Jauhar
- The latest attack was reported on Saturday near Mosamiat when a woman was getting out of rickshaw, got attacked by the stabber and was rushed to the hospital
- The police has announced a bounty of Rs.500,000 for information that can lead to the arrest of the perpetrator
- As of 3rd October, 6 suspects have been arrested in a raid in Gulistan-e-Jauhar in an attempt to find the stabber
DIG East Sultan Khawaja released CCTV image and video of the perpetrator late Saturday.
Stabber’s profile (as described by the police):
Choice of weapon: Paper cutter
Age: 25 to 30
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Clothes: Jeans and black t-shirt
Body build: Lean
Other noticeable features: Light shave, curly hair and carries a bag
The area falls under the jurisdiction of Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Shahrah-e-Faisal police stations.
The perpetrator is known to stab women in the back using a paper cutter. Despite being attacked, none of the victims were mugged. Most of the victims were treated in Darul Sehat hospital in emergency. Doctors reported that the wounds of the victims were considerably large, bled profusely and seemed to be inflicted by a sharp edged object.
Police’s inability to identify and catch the stabber has caused outrage in the residents of the area, which they expressed on social media.
— Ibtisam Zahid (@ibtisamkhanzada) September 28, 2017
what's been happening to ladies at #GulistanEJauhar and why is there not enough outcry on stabbings? 8 cases in 1 week!
— Unberryin Heather (@ambreenhaider01) September 29, 2017
Today again unknown assailant injured another woman in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. But still at large. A slap on face of police & agecies
This certainly had an effect on the authorities as a raid was made on different areas of Gulistan-e-Jauhar that led to the arrest of 6 potential suspects. East SSP Samiullah Soomro claims that the arrested suspects resemble the image of the perpetrator narrated by the victims. However, the suspects are still under investigation and no one has been officially charged with the crime.
To further ensure the safety of the female citizens, SP Ghulam Murtaza Bhutto (of the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Division) claims that the authorities have laid a network of undercover informers in the area. He further ensured the citizens that the stabber will be in police custody soon.
The streets of Karachi are still unsafe for women. Police has advised female residents of the area to be careful and not to leave their homes after twilight.