Unknown Persons Chop Off Braid of Two Teenage Girls in Ganderbal

SRINAGAR———–Two incidents of braid chopping were reported from Ganderbal district of central Kashmir on Sunday, triggering scare among the residents, especially women.

Reports said that braids of two teenage girls were cut in Rabitar and Narayanbagh villages of the district on Sunday evening.

Both the victims were shifted to the nearby hospital for a checkup and later discharged.

A senior police official said they have started the investigation into the incidents, adding that an FIR is likely to be registered in this regard.

Hair of dozens of young girls and women in many parts of the Valley has been mysteriously found chopped during the past month.

These girls and women have told their families and police that unknown persons cut their hair after knocking them unconscious with some spray.

The police have formed Special Investigation Teams to probe the incidents. However, so far the police and the authorities have been clueless.

The police have announced a reward of Rs six lakh for credible information leading to arrest of any person behind braid chopping incidents. So far, no arrests have been made.

At several places, vigilante mobs have thrashed innocents mistaking them for braid choppers.


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