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First case of “hair-chopping” mystery solved in Delhi

New Delhi: After numerous cases of braid cutting were registered in several districts in UP, the first case of the mystery has been resolved after the hair of a 14-year-old girl were chopped.

In this case of braid-cutting, it turned out to be a “prank” by young relatives of the teenage girl. The incident was reported from the Sanjay Gandhi Jhuggi in south Delhi’s Dakshinpuri on Friday afternoon.

According to a report by HT, the 14-year-old girl had claimed that she found chopped hair on her clothes, but had not seen anyone do it.

“We sent a police team to verify the facts. The investigators, in their interaction with the girl’s relatives and neighbours, learnt that it was the girl’s 10-year-old brother and 12-year-old nephew who did it. They were playing a prank on her,” said Romil Baaniya, DCP (south-east).

The officer claimed that the girl’s parents had given this in writing after which the investigation was closed.

Meanwhile, police remain clueless in the other cases reported in the city. Though some officers have come on record to say that the women are doing it themselves or it is the handiwork of their relatives, they have been unable to offer anything more than circumstantial evidence.