Mysterious knife attacks: KU bans wearing helmet in premises


KARACHI Oct 6 (TNS): The Karachi University (KU) on Friday slapped ban on wearing helmets on its premises in the wake of knife attacks on women in the financial hub of the country.

More than ten girls and women have fallen victim to the mysterious knifeman attacks in Gulshan-e-Johar area  of the city, exposing the performance of police struggling to nab the elusive attacker.

The university’s security officer Muhammad Zubair said as a precautionary measure, the ban has been imposed to avoid any untoward happening.

On Thursday, Karachi police chief Additional IGP Mushtaq Mahar claimed to have made an important arrest in connection with the attacks, but his claims fell flat as another woman came under attack in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.

Police have arrested a number of men over suspension about their involvement in knife attacks following at least 11 such attacks were carried out. In all such incidents, a biker attacked women with a sharp object leaving them severely injured.

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 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.