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Terror of 'braid cutting gang' spreads to seven states (video)

The heartland of the country is in the grip of a peculiar fear - a gang is apparently cutting away women's hair in 7 states.  It all began in Rajasthan, then spread to Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The latest victims belong to Katihar in Bihar and Bhatinda in Punjab.

Staff correspondent, NewsCrunch

The heartland of the country is in the grip of a peculiar fear - a gang is apparently cutting away women's hair in 7 states.

It all began in Rajasthan, then spread to Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The latest victims belong to Katihar in Bihar and Bhatinda in Punjab.

Perhaps the most shocking incident was that of Dwarka Sector 9 in Delhi. The assailant made his way in the police colony and into the house of a sub inspector while he was eating. His wife was sleeping in the very next room.

When the sub inspector entered the room, he found his wife unconscious on the floor and her hair cut off. The lady recovered but she does not remember anything except for a hand closing in on her face. Doctors are of the opinion that she was drugged.

Women have started to adopt desperate means to evade the terror of the hair cutting gang. From neem leaaves at the doorstep to lockets of gods on the hair, all advices are being eagerly followed. Some godmen have intricate religious advice to offer to save women from the terror, and there are many takers of such directions, reports Aaj Tak.

The motive and identity of the gang is still unknown.

Uttar Pradesh police is instead blaming the victims for staging the assaults in order to get money from the state. They are even blaming the entire thing on rumours.

Madhya Pradesh police has arrested two people, including a woman, of staging fake hair cutting assaults and spreading rumours.

However, it appears a little daft to dismiss separate incidents in seven different states as just rumour mongering.

Terror of braid cutting gang spreads to seven states (video)

 

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