Nigerian man embarks on stabbing spree in India, leaving eight injured

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Indian Police have reported that a Nigerian man identified as John assaulted pedestrians with a knife near south Mumbai’s Churchgate district on Wednesday, June 1 injuring at least 8 persons.

According to Dilip Sawant, Additional Commissioner of Police South Mumbai, the incident occurred at Tata Garden near Parsi Well, when a 50-year-old Nigerian man named John was sitting with a woman when he abruptly stood up, drew out his knife, and began assaulting bystanders.

According to the police, at least seven to eight people were hurt in the event, with one person reportedly in critical condition.

The police arrived on the scene after getting the information and arrested the man as well as seized the knife, according to reports from NDTV.

Blood streaks can be seen on the road where the event occurred in a video that has gone viral. For treatment, the injured were brought to a government hospital.

The attack’s motive is unknown, and an investigation is underway.

Four injured people were sent to GT Hospital: Satish Jagdambe (24), Shamal Gop (28), Anwar Khan (43) and Amin Benjamin Londhe (63), while three others were admitted to JJ Hospital: Sandeep Jadhav (36), Rohan Josheph, and Raju Pardeshi. Khan is alleged to have suffered serious injuries.

Investigators are gathering information on the accused as well as the motive for the attack. The Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office will also be checked by the police.

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