Earlier in October, fear gripped residents of Gulistan-i-Jauhar area after reports surfaced that knife attacker targeted women in the area. A number of cases had been registered at police stations in Shahrah-i-Faisal and Gulistan-i-Jauhar, with women claiming that they had been attacked by a lone "knife-wielding" motorcyclist.
Subsequently, the police had launched a manhunt and an investigation into the motivation and identity of the attacker.
The alleged accused had also targeted many women in Sahiwal in 2015. However, after his arrest he was released on bail, police had added.