An outbreak of “hair chopping spirits “in an Indian villagers has caused many to live in fear with police already beginning investigation to the weird outbreak.
Police reveal that at least 55 women across five Indian states have on countless occasions complained and reported having to wake up find their hair mysteriously scraped off.
“Her chopped off hair was lying next to her.”
A dead 65-year-old woman murdered by a mob in Agra, was labelled a witch and accused of using sorcery to slice braids, despite no cases being reported in the city.
“She was beaten after they found her loitering in a nearby village. Someone accused her of being a witch and later linked her to the hair-cutting incidents,” Dinesh Chandra Dubey, Agra police chief, told AFP.
The assaults are being treated as crimes by the Delhi police department.
“Counsellors said they could be suffering from disorders and could have done it themselves; but our investigations are broad-based.