Incidents of hair chopping reported in Delhi

Fresh incidents of chopping of braids were reported from different parts of the national capital today.

Published: 05th August 2017 12:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2017 12:48 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: Fresh incidents of chopping of braids were reported from different parts of the national capital today even as one of them turned out to be a prank by two brothers on their sister, the police said.

In an incident reported from southeast Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar, a 14-year-old girl's hair was chopped off by her 12year-old brother and 10-year-old nephew, they said.

After the matter was reported, a team met the family members who told them that it was part of a prank and had no connection with the hair chopping incidents, the police said.

Two incidents were reported from the Rohini's Begumpur area and FIRs have been registered, they said, adding an incident was also reported from Prashant Vihar.

Similar incidents were also reported from GTB Enclave, Jaffarpur Kalan, Uttam Nagar, Swaroop Nagar where women claimed their hair was chopped off while they were working in the kitchen or had gone to open the door, the police said.

In northwest Delhi's Swaroop Nagar, two men claimed that an elderly woman's hair was chopped off while she was standing on the terrace of her home, they said.

The woman, however, had no recollection of the incident and did not want to file a complaint. She was sent to a hospital for counselling, the police said.

In many of these cases, no formal complaints were lodged, they said.


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