Police is on the lookout for a motorcyclist who attacked three women with blades in a span of 30 minutes in Outer Delhi with investigators on Sunday questioning around 10 suspects.
The incident took place in Mongolpuri between 8 and 8:30 pm on Saturday and the women, aged between 18-23 years, were injured on the face with a sharp-edged weapon in different blocks of the area in quick succession.
Saturday's incidents came five days after police arrested two youths -- Vishal (22) and Rohit (26) -- for allegedly attacking five girls with blades. Vishal wanted to teach young girls who spurned his proposals a lesson and allegedly attacked them with the help of his friend.
The victims were rushed to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital and none of them suffered serious injuries.
While one of the victim is a 23-year-old graduate working in SBI Credit Centre in Gurgaon, others are 18 years old and working in a publishing firm and a sticker factory.
One of the girls was attacked when she was going towards her home with her mother and neighbour. The SBI Credit Centre employee was going to her home after purchasing a cake from a bakery when the incident took place.
"We are on the lookout for the attacker," Chhaya Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer), told reporters in New Delhi.
However, she said it appeared that the two sets of incidents were not related as the modus operandi of yesterday's attacker did not match with that of the ones earlier arrested.
In the first case, she said, a surgical blade was used but the graduate woman told investigators that it was a "nail-file" with which she was attacked. Also, the location was different and the attacker appeared to be headed towards Budh Vihar. Sharma said the intention of the attacker was not to snatch any valuables from the victims.