The latest attack took place even as police continued a massive hunt for the accused

Needle attacker strikes again Attacks two-year-old in AndhraA sketch of the accused released by the police
news Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 14:59

A psychopath who has created terror in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district with needle attacks on women struck again on Sunday, this time targeting a two-year-old.

The baby was sitting along with her parents when the unidentified man attacked her with injection in Mutyalapallimandi village in Mogaltur mandal.

The injured baby was taken to a hospital, police said. It was not clear if the child's mother was his target.

The psychopath has attacked 13 schoolgirls and women in different villages over last few days.

The latest attack took place even as police continued a massive hunt for the psychopath and raised their reward to Rs.1 lakh to anyone giving information leading to his arrest.

Police have formed 40 teams and set up 15 check posts to arrest the attacker. A sketch of the accused has been released based on information given by the victims.

Read - This is how West Godavari's 'needle attacker' looks according to the police

Intensifying the hunt, police searched medical shops in Tanuku area. The shop owners were directed not to sell needles without doctor's prescription.

Police teams also visited hospitals and gathered information about the employees.

Police stepped up efforts to nab him after six women came under attack in a single day on Aug 25.

 

IANS

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