Police said the attacker, John Menty, was under the influence and used a sharp object to attack random pedestrians
Police arrest John Menty, the attacker, on Wednesday
Seven people were injured after a Kenyan national went on a stabbing spree at Oval Maidan near the Bombay High Court on Wednesday, said police. Police said the attacker, John Menty, was under the influence and used a sharp object to attack random pedestrians.
Menty had left the house after a fight with his romantic partner and started attacking random people heading towards CSMT and Churchgate, said officers. The victims sustained injuries to their chest, hand and neck. “The injured people are being treated at GT hospital and the African national was taken to JJ hospital, as he was under the heavy influence of drugs,” said an officer from Azad Maidan police station.
Speaking to the media, Amol More, a victim, said, “He tried to attack me near my neck, but I defended myself with my hands. I sustained injuries to a finger on my right hand. He later attacked more people and when police arrived, he tried to attack them as well.”
“All the victims are being treated and out of danger. A case under relevant Sections of the IPC has been registered and we will invoke Sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act after we receive Menty’s medical report,” said Senior Inspector Bhushan Belnekar of Azad Maidan police station.