A Kenyan national is being held by police in India after indiscriminately stabbing eight people in a fit of rage on Wednesday.
John Menty reportedly used a knife to carry out the attacks in South Mumbai’s Parsi Bawdi area which is just a stone’s throw away from Bombay High Court.
He likewise attempted to attack police officers who arrived at the scene but was easily subdued.
“He attacked eight persons and subsequently the locals present there informed the police control room, after which a team went to the spot to take control of the situation,” an officer told the media.
“The reason behind the attack is still unknown. We have detained him and questioning is on.”
Prior to the incident, the suspect allegedly got into a verbal altercation with a female friend with police opining that the incident could have triggered the subsequent attacks.
Detectives are also investigating whether the suspect was under the influence of drugs when he carried out the attacks.
All eight victims were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment with seven of them likely to be discharged immediately.
“Only one person out of the eight has sustained serious injuries on his neck. The rest will be discharged,” said the officer.
Menty was likewise admitted to a hospital after sustaining injuries to his hand.
Detectives have since retrieved CCTV footage of the brazen attacks to help in investigations. Menty will likely be charged with eight counts of attempted murder.
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