Alleged braid chopping attempt in Ganderbal, Police says it is case of ‘hysteria’


Police while terming the alleged braid chopping in Ganderbal as hysteria released statement recording the sequence of events. It is reproduced verbatim.

“Today at about 1500 hours Police Station Ganderbal received an information that one lady namely Bokthee (aged about 50 years) wife of Abdul Karim Dar resident of Check Duderhama has been brought to SDH Ganderbal by her family members alleging braid chopping attempt by some unknown person.

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Upon this police Ganderbal swung into action, rushed on spot and started verification of the incident. However, upon thorough verification it came to surface that the incident is a clear case of hysteria and result of fear psychosis.

As per Doctors of SDH Ganderbal there are, No signs of hair chopping, No signs of any chemical spray or any kind of anesthesia material upon body/face of lady, No injury on body however it is a case of anxiety/hysteria.

As per the statement of lady there was no attempt of braid chopping and while she was working in field she saw some unknown person passing through the field from some 20 to 25 meters away from her upon which she made a hue and cry for help and ran towards nearby house of her brother with the illusion that the unknown person might be a braid chopper.

The lady was not chased by the unknown suspect at all. The hue and cry due to fear psychosis created a chaos and confusion among the nearby people.

The lady was later discharged from SDH Ganderbal to her home.”





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