Even as speculation remains that Andhra's famous 'needle attacker' shifted to Hyderabad, one more attack was reported in the city while another attack was reported in Telangana's Nalgonda district.
The latest claim in Hyderabad was an LIC employee who went to the Orange Hospital in LB Nagar on Monday night, complaining that someone had pricked him with a needle at a bus stop, around 7:30 pm.
50-year old Swamy Naik, left the hospital later without giving his contact details, after the doctor failed to find an injury. "We believe that it's noting but paranoia," ACP, LB Nagar, P Venugopala Rao told the Times of India.
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In the second incident, three unidentified persons in an autorickshaw attacked a farmer on his face with a needle in Kodada of Nalgonda district, before speeding away, Deccan Chronicle reports.
These attacks come two days after a school student claimed to have been attacked by a masked man on a bike, who pricked her right arm with a needle.
Around 17 women have been his victims of the accused so far and each incident involved one man on a bike, who pricked women with a needle before speeding away.
The police are still investigating the case and have beefed up security.