Mysterious hair chopping of women in Jammu

“We came to know about the incident when she woke up and started crying,” said Bodh Raj father of Sapna.

YOGESH SAGOTRA
Jammu, Publish Date: Aug 21 2017 12:59AM | Updated Date: Aug 21 2017 12:59AM
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The mysterious chopping of women's braids has spread panic in villages of Jammu districts.

Two fresh incidents have been witnessed in villages of Bishanah and R S Pura last night. Earlier, five such cases were reported in rural Jammu making the total of seven in less than two weeks.

Sapna Devi, 24, daughter of Bodh Raj was sleeping in a room with other five members of family when ‘someone’ mysteriously chopped off her braid in Teva village of RS Pura.

“We came to know about the incident when she woke up and started crying,” said Bodh Raj father of Sapna.

He claimed that Sapna watched television till midnight along with other members of family and no outsider came in the house.

“We suspect occult activities and some supernatural being involved in this as there was no outsider present in our house during the time of the incident.” he said.

Many of the victims, some of whom had went unconscious after their hair chopped off, awoke with signs of red tridents branded onto their skin.

They felt a terrible headache and lost consciousness, they claimed, and woke up to find their braids gone.

The second incident happened in Mehmoodpur village of Bishanah, where a braid of a housewife identified as Toshi Devi, 45 was chopped off when she was cleaning utensils.

“I lay in my lawn with our three children just 100 meters away from hand pump where my wife was cleaning utensils,” said Bodh Raj, husband of victim.

“The exact time was 9.15 pm, when she screamed and I got up from bed and rushed toward her, she was in pain as someone had pulled her hair but I cannot see anyone around and our gate is also locked from inside,” he said.

“My wife fell unconscious. She doesn’t remember what happened after that but complained server headache,” he said.

“In morning we rushed to the nearby hospital where she the doctors declared her medically fit,” he said.

The incidents have left even the police baffled. Deputy Superintendent of Police, RS Pura Surinder Choudhary visited the spot after he received the information.

“We spoke to the victims and her family members but nobody saw anything,” he said.

“The matter is becoming very complicated, the hair of women had been chopped off and there is no doubt about that,” he said, adding that still they were looking into it but so far “we are not in position to comment beyond this”.

Pertinently, the rumour of a ghost cutting women's hair started from Rajasthan and then some incidents were reported in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and now in Jammu.