Chandigarh: After Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi, Punjab has also witnessed braid-chopping incidents, with women claiming that their hair had been cut off under "mysterious circumstances".
A 23-year-old married woman, identified as Meena Rani, resident of Chandu village in Sangrur district, claimed that when she woke up last night to relieve herself, she found that her braid had been chopped off, police said.
"Rani said when she was going to the washroom to relieve herself, she found that her braid had been cut off and was lying on the floor," Inspector of Sangrur Police (Khanauri police station) Sukhchain Singh said on Saturday.
He said the complainant said she did not see anyone as she was sleeping alone in the room while the rest of the family members were sleeping outside.
There was a dog in the house as well but nobody heard it barking, Singh said, adding that they are investigating the matter.
In the last two-three days, similar cases had also come up in some areas, including Bathinda, Muktsar and Malout of the state.
An 11-year-old girl, resident of Bharu village in Gidderbaha of Muktsar, claimed that when she woke up in the morning, she found her hair cut off.
"When I woke up, my brother told me that your hair had been cut," said Komal.
Her family members said they did not know how this incident happened.
"When our daughter woke up, her hair had been cut and it was lying alongside the bed," said girl's mother.
Following the complaints of braid-cutting incidents, the police said the patrolling of the areas has been increased.
Another case came up in Bathinda where a woman, Sapna, resident of Chaunsar Basti, claimed that when she went to washroom in the morning, she fell unconscious and upon regaining her senses, she found her braid was chopped off, she said.
Notably, similar cases have been reported in neighbouring the states in the last couple of days.
Updated Date: Aug 05, 2017 18:28 PM