Indore : After Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi, four cases of mysterious ‘hair chopping’ of women were reported in the city on Saturday.
As the news spread, while panic spread in many areas of the city, especially those living in poor localities, women have started seeking superstitious remedies to prevent the incident to happen with them.
According to reports, four women complained that their braids were chopped off by unknown persons. The ‘victims’ also had sudden headache and fell unconsciousness after their hairs were cut.
The incidents occurred on Friday night in Rishi Palace Colony in Dwarkapuri Police Station area, in Akash Nagar of Chandan Nagar Police Station area and in Kanadia police station area.
The victims informed police that they had experienced unbearable headache and had fallen unconscious after these incidents. The braids were left behind by the miscreants.
“A 35-year-old woman Kanti Sharma, resident of Rishi Palace Colony, had fallen unconscious allegedly after the incident of hair chopping. She was rushed to a local hospital where her conditions are said to be normal,” police station in charge of Dwarkapuri police station, Devendra Kumar said.
He said a team was sent to the spot but it found that the alleged incident took place inside closed doors. However, nobody lodged an official complaint about the same, the team reported.
“There was no involvement of any outsider as the incident did not take place in open. We have appealed to people not to believe in rumours and allow the mischievous elements to take advantage of such rumours,” Kumar said.
Similar incident in Depalpur and Harsola
Similar incident was reported in Depalpur, where hairs of a twelve-year-old girl were chopped off mysteriously. Another incident was reported in Harsola village where hairs of an eight-year-old girl were cut.
Kamal Pawar of Harsola informed police that her daughters Poonam and Jaya were sleeping with their cousins, when the incident took place.
“I felt a pressure on my chest at around 5 am while I was sleeping, but I couldn’t raise my voice. I was shocked when I woke up and found hairs of my both daughters were chopped of and left on the floor. My daughters complained about headache and they slept again,” Kamal said to police.
60-yr old woman alleges attack
In the series of such incidents, a 60-year old woman of Gautampura also lodged a complaint about her hair being chopped off. However, police didn’t believe in such incidents and no case was registered in any of the incidents.
Women spending sleepless nights
While many are claiming the incidents to be fake and calling it psychological problem, those especially belonging to low income group are panicked and are spending sleepless nights. “I couldn’t sleep for last two nights after learning about the incidents. I don’t want to lose my hair, as it is inauspicious in our religion. Administration and police should investigate and take action in the matter,” resident of Mahalaxmi area, Sarita Mukesh said. She added that many women in her neighbourhood are seeking superstitious ways to prevent such incidents.
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