Agra, 2017.08.02 (Anuja Jaiswall, TNN): After Rajasthan, Haryana and outer Delhi, four incidents of hair being mysteriously chopped off were reported from villages in Mathura in the past three days, leaving residents scared and seeking superstitious remedies.
Four women have complained that their braids were cut by unknown persons, including a fresh incident that took place on Tuesday. The victims said that chopping of their braids happened soon after they experienced an unbearable headache and fell unconscious. The braids were left behind at the spot by the miscreants. No police complaint has been registered till the filing of this report.
A 50-year-old woman from Sisram Nagla village under the Magora police station in Mathura was sleeping in her house on Tuesday afternoon when her hair was chopped off. Villagers said the woman had to be admitted to a private hospital as the incident had left her in deep shock.
A similar incident took place on Monday at Bharokar village in Barsana when a woman, Guddi, said she fainted when a woman with “big teeth” approached her while she was doing the dishes in her house. When she regained consciousness, the braid was lying nearby. Her family members were informed but no one claimed to have seen anyone or heard anything. Residents of the village who paid her a visit later said some “supernatural force” was to be blamed for the incident.
Similar happenings were reported from Shahpur village in Kosikala and Oal in Farah.
Police, on the other hand, claimed that some anti-social elements were trying to create panic in the district. Senior superintendent of police (SSP), Mathura, Swapnil Mangain said no formal complaint has been lodged by any of the victims.
According to reports, at least 15 women from Rajasthan and Haryana have reported that their braids were being chopped off by unknown persons in the past two weeks. The latest case was reported from an outer Delhi village where the braids of three women were cut by unidentified persons.