Fox News reported that Dr. Talat Jehan Khan, 52, who was a pediatrician by profession, was stabbed by a 24-year-old man in Conroe, Texas, on Sunday at a picnic table outside her home. The shocking incident left the entire community in a state of fear and disbelief.
The statement provided in the official release of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Houston says that it is closely monitoring the investigation.
Around 12:30 p.m., Dr. Khan fell victim to a repeated stabbing by an assailant. An eyewitness who spoke to KHOU narrated the distressing incident, describing how the mother of two was sitting outdoors and engaged in a phone conversation with her dog when the suspect came out of nowhere and attacked her in front of children and neighbors.
Matthew Amador heard the sound of children screaming and came quickly to a place, grabbing both his phone and a sword before rushing outside, as reported by KPRC.
Amador saw the perpetrator, who was checking the pulse of Dr. Talat, and the offender stabbed her three times. As Amador yelled, the perpetrator looked at him, turned around, and started running.
Amador said that he had never seen evil like that in his life.
According to the information provided by the police, Miles Fridrich, the suspect, fled on foot but was captured within a matter of minutes.
Mahnoor Mangrio, the niece of Dr. Talat, told KHOU that Dr. Talat was her best aunt, and she was a Muslim woman with strength in her faith. She was extremely loving, and this is a great loss for their family. Sadly, Dr. Talat leaves behind a 23-year-old son and a 14-year-old daughter. The motive for the murder is still not clear. As stated in the official release, the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Houstan is closely monitoring the investigation.
Miles Fridrich, 24, was charged with first-degree murder and was arrested by police.
(Input from various media sources)
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