GUJRANWALA: A 25-year-old woman was attacked with knives by two unidentified men on Saturday.
Noreen, who was standing outside her house, was injured after the attackers stabbed her with knives and rode away on a motorcycle.
She was shifted to Civil Hospital soon after the incident happened.
“The victim’s husband was involved in a financial transaction that may have gone awry,” DSP Raza Awan said. “The incident’s motive could be animosity.”
Noreen’s husband has denied any personal animosities that may have led to the incident.
The First Information Report (FIR) of the incident was registered and an investigation into the incident is underway, the police say.
The attack is closely timed with a series of similar incidents in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, and Gulshan-e-Jamal vicinities.
Fifteen women in the metropolis have been attacked — since September 25 when the first incident was reported — by a knife-wielding lone wolf.
The suspect, who has posed quite a challenge to the authorities, remains at large, evading arrest and baffling authorities after a fresh spate of knife attacks on women, concentrated mainly in Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Gulshan-e-Iqbal areas.
The police have numerous theories including copycat attacks and an organised group operating from within the city.
The case — which has left citizens questioning their safety — has been handed over to the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) that has deployed a case team to work on ways to capture the suspect, sources say.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Friday claimed that the suspect had been identified and was believed to be the same person who was behind similar attacks in Punjab’s Chichawatni area, where 50 women were injured in knife attacks over three years since 2013.