Pakistani man stabbed in Canada, part of his beard cut off

Pakistani man stabbed in Canada, part of his beard cut off


Toronto: A few days after the deadly Islamophobic attack, another Pakistani man was stabbed, beaten and had his beard cut off.

According to details, the victim Kashif was stabbed in the arm and then hit over the head with the cane he uses for walking, knocking him unconscious. Kashif said that the attackers were gone when he regained consciousness.

Police said the investigation is in its preliminary stage with the serious assault unit looking into it with support from the equity and cultural engagement unit.

Earlier this month, a man driving a small truck struck and killed four members of a Pakistani family in southern Ontario, Canada. Police on Monday described this as a “premeditated” attack.

A 20-year-old suspect wearing a vest “like body armor” fled the scene after the attack on Sunday evening, and was arrested at a mall seven kilometers (four miles) from the intersection in London, Ontario where it happened, said Detective Superintendent Paul Waight.

“We believe this was an intentional act and that the victims of this horrific incident were targeted,” Police Chief Steve Williams said. “We believe the victims were targeted because of their Islamic faith.”

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