J&K : Over 40 braid-cutting incidents reported in Jammu region & 1 in Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir Sep 5 : The police here today said that it was probing into the incidents of women’s braid getting cut off mysteriously in various districts of Jammu region in the state.

According to the police, over 40 incidents of cutting of women’s braids were reported from Rehari, Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Rajouri, Reasi and Udhampur districts in the last two weeks, triggering panic among the people.

Jyoti Devi (24) claimed that her plaint was cut when she fainted at her residence in Abra village of Akhnoor and she was hospitalised. Manisha (22) of Kamala village had similar experience.

 In Samba districts Ramgarh tehsil, Rekha’s (25) braid was cut after she fell down and became unconscious.
One hair chopping incident reported from the heart of the Jammu city, in which woman has claimed to have seen a saaya, who chopped of her hair.
Today two fresh incident of braid chopping was reported one from Kashmir, The girl has been identified as Naira daughter of Nazir Ahmad resident of Panera; Gurdraman, Kokernag. She fell unconscious after the incident & another from Rajouri Jammu ,woman identified as Mamta Verma, wife of Vinod Kumar, fell unconscious at her home at 7 am today. The family members of Verma said that her braid was chopped mysteriously.

Police officers said that cases have been registered and investigation is going on in all such incidents.

Braid-cutting incidents were reported from various northern states of the country before reaching Jammu and Kashmir.

“We have sent the samples of the hair which were cut under mysterious circumstances for forensic test,” a senior police officer said

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