NEW DELHI: A day after police confirmed 15 incidents of women’s braids being mysteriously chopped off, Delhi police filed two cases against a gang of three men for allegedly cutting them. The cases of outraging a modesty of a woman were filed after the three men were captured in a CCTV camera. Surender Kumar, DCP south-west, said, “FIRs have been registered and we have found the men suspiciously roaming in the area where incidents have taken place.”
The gang allegedly entered houses when women were alone or with kids. The cases of braid chopping were also reported from Gurugram, Mewat and Palwal. Initial investigation revealed that the men entered Delhi through Palwal and Mewat. On July 25, a woman made a PCR call claiming that she fell unconscious after an unknown person cut her braid.
A similar case was also reported at the Gurgram Police when a woman claimed that someone cut her braids when she was at home. A day after that, Delhi police, once again, got a call from a woman claiming that someone chopped off her braids. A senior police official investigating the case said, “These incidents happened in rural areas of outer Delhi which was linked to Haryana.”
Sunita Devi, a resident of Ashok Vihar phase-III area, on July 29 said, she was attacked by a strange- looking man, in his 60s, when she was alone in her house.“While I was preparing dinner in the kitchen, I saw a thin man in a red and yellow outfit on the main entrance of my house. When I went to enquire, I saw he was carrying a trident. I told him to go away. He went away and disappeared ... when I closed the gate, he mysteriously reappeared.”
Sunita said before she could comprehend anything she fell unconscious.
“When I regained consciousness, I found myself lying on the floor and my braid was chopped off,” she said, adding her house, however, was not ransacked.Residents of villages in south-west Delhi have decided to keep a vigil all the time and have asked women not to remain alone even during day time.
Cops have also deployed extra PCR vans and staff to keep a check on outsiders roaming in villages.