Delina’s alleged braid chopper was in relationship, says police

SRINAGAR: The alleged “arrest” of a braid chopper from Snagrma in Sopore took social network website by storm. In fact it was broadcast live by “citizen journalists”. But police says he was not a braid chopper at all. He was in a relationship, police said.

The live telecast was running a commentry as well. It sggested the man is alleged chopper and was asking the crowd not to beat him. “Let us identify this b*****d first,” the “commentator” was saying. He later exhibietd certain things which were recovered from the aleged “chooper”, insisting: “Let us ensure we identify him first.”

Interesting response was seen in video’s comments section. Some were angry over his language and some said he was not a braid chopper at all.

The mob had beaten the man ruthlessly and he was crying so lodly.

Here is the statement that Baramulla police isseud:

“Today afternoon the local people in Delina Baramulla caught hold of a boy who they alleged was a Braid chopper. On this police party from police post Delina rushed to the spot. The boy was being beaten mercilessly when police intervened to rescue him. Large numbers of miscreants attacked police party as well but some how the boy was rescued from their clutches by firing tear smoke shells to disperse them. He was immediately given medical treatment.
During preliminary investigation the identity of the boy was established as Nayeem Ahmad Malla S/O Ghulam Mohiuddin Malla R/O Dandusa, Rafiabad Baramulla.

Investigation into the matter also revealed that Nayeem was in a relationship with a local girl from Delina village and had gone to meet her when he was spotted and beaten up by locals there accusing him being Braid chopper. Police have registered Case FIR No 177/2017 and further investigation into the matter is going on. Miscreants involved in the violence will be dealt as per law.”

The statement asked people to stay away from become victim of rumor mongering. “People are requested not to fall prey to rumors and it is reiterated that strict legal action will be taken against attention seekers in the garb of Braid chopping. Besides rumour mongers and mischief mongers will also be brought to book who take advantage of the situation to disturb the peaceful atmosphere,” the statement added.

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