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Mysterious case of cutting braids of teen in Batla House creates panic

As reports of women’s braid chopping continues to surface from different parts of the country with police ruling out witchcraft or magic, report has surfaced that one such incident has been reported from Batla House.

According to sources, on Saturday and Sunday some residents were seen talking about the incident of braid chopping in which a Class VIII student of a local school alleged that her hair was cut off while she was sleeping in the house.

It is understood that the mother of the 13-year-old girl was the first to notice that her daughter’s braid was missing.

A resident of Nafees Road, a PCR call was made with cops turning up at the spot, collecting the hair for further test, said YouTuber journalist who covered the incident.

Following the incident many residents are unable to understand how come stranger can get into the house when doors are locked.

Probe is on to get to the depth of the story.

“We are yet to receive a formal complaint from the family of the girl after which we can register a case and start investigation into the incident,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police, south-east district, Romil Baaniya.

A Jamia Nagar activist, who had recently visited, Mewat’s backward area, said there too he came across such stories in the locality. He said he and many males were unable to understand how and why somebody will cut someone’s braid.

Several cases have surfaced in the country with many residents taking keen interest in the development and some even relating it to monkey story doing the rounds in Delhi years ago.

Police are investigating into the matter and have urged people not to get swayed away by the rumour.

Some residents have termed the incident as nothing by hysteria having no reality.

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