Rawalpindi knife attacker says he stabbed women for hate

Zahid Chaudhary

Rawalpindi—Muhammad Ali, the knife attacker arrested earlier this month by police and law enforcement agencies during a combing operation has admitted that he used to stab women in the garrison city because he hated them. Police on Friday got to the bottom of the mysterious night time stabbing attacks on women which in fact had sent a wave of terror and anxiety amongst the residents of the city.
After getting the culprit wrong thrice, police finally got the right man. The accused Muhammad Ali in his 20s told police that he hates women because his stepmother had mistreated him as a child, and he had been rejected by a woman he claimed to have loved. “I did not want to kill anyone. I had no accomplices,” he said in a police statement he recorded. “Stabbing women gave me peace of mind,” he said. Residents of Morgah Police Station limits were scared out of their wits after stabbing attacks on women after dark began to rise. Since February 32 women have been attacked while one of them died in these stabbing incidents. Mohammad Ali confessed to attacking eight women, with a kitchen knife in seven incidents. In one case, 26 years old Anum Naz died on the night of August 7 while her colleague suffered severe injuries.
All of the attacks took place in the limits of Morgah police station, which include Kot Kalian and Rabia Bungalows.
In the latest attack, the accused reportedly stabbed a nurse to death and injured two others. His arrest came about after the police, who got the culprit wrong thrice, sought the assistance of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and the intelligence agencies.

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