Dhiyamigili stabbing: Attacker charged with attempted murder

Charges have been raised against a local man who stabbed an Imam in Th.Dhiyamigili.

The Imam was stabbed in seven places by 35-year-old Hassan Samid in the March attack. The police forwarded the case to the Prosecutor General's Office for charging on April 24. The PG Office said Samid was charged with attempted murder and that the case was forwarded to Dhiyamigili Court on April 28.

CCTV footage of the attack showed Samid attacking the Imam multiple times and leaving the scene. However, he turns around, returns to the scene, and continues stabbing the man already on the ground. He then leaves the scene after cleaning the knife used for the attack by driving it into some bags in the area.

Samid remains in custody pending the outcome of the trial.