The braid of a 35-year-old woman was chopped off in Ajas area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Friday afternoon.
Locals said that the woman (name withheld) was in the washroom of her house when some unknown person barged inside and chopped off her hair.
They said that the person managed to flee from the spot within no time.
Meanwhile, local residents staged a protest at Ajas chowk against the incident.
They were raising anti-government and pro-Islam slogans.
At least 100 incidents of braid chopping have been reported from different parts of the valley in the last one month, a police officer said.
Vigilante mobs in towns and villages have caught and severely beaten up many innocent people suspecting them to be the alleged braid choppers.
So far, the police has failed to arrest any person actually involved in these incidents.