Srinagar: A young woman foiled an alleged braid chopping attempt on her in Dangar Mohalla of Kaloosa area of Bandipora district in north Kashmir on Thursday.
The family members of the woman (name withheld) said that an unknown person tried to cut her braid as soon as she came out of the washroom around 6 am.
“The unknown person had managed to enter inside our house and was waiting for her to come out of the washroom. When she came out, the attacker tried to catch hold of her and tried to chop off her hair with a knife,” they said.
A family member said that the woman (28) pushed him and raised an alarm, forcing the attacker to flee.
“We tried to catch him but he had escaped from the window of our kitchen,” he said.
The incident comes a day after Kashmir Police Chief Muneer Khan said that it was hard for the police to unfold the mystery behind the braid chopping incident as the victims were not ready to help them.
“How can we reach to truth when victims are not ready to record their statements? If they (victims) are not ready to talk to police about these incidents, how come they expect that police will unfold the mystery? It is unfortunate that victims are not ready to help the police,” Khan told a local news agency.