New DelhI: From Rajasthan and Haryana, hair cutting chudail has reached Delhi also. Such incidents were reported from outer Delhi. Now Chudail is cutting hair of people in several cities of Uttar Pradesh including Agra, Mathura, Shahjahanpur, Shamli, Aligarh, Allahabad etc.Such reports also coming from Bihar.
Such incidents first began in Rajasthan. Jaipur: It is rumoured that a Chudail cuts hair of women and children in Rajasthan’s villages. Several steps were taken to prevent such incidents but to no avail and incidents are happening alomost every night at one place or another.
Latest report has come from a village in Jodhpur district where hai of a small girl was cut even while she was sleeping beside her brother. Hair of two other women were cut. Such incidents have create a sense of fear among villagers.
For over a fortnight, district administrations along with the police in western Rajasthan are at their wit’s end trying to solve cases where families have complained that the hair of girls and women are being cut, with no suspect being held so far.
It started off as a rumour and became a quasi-truth over the time by courtesy of forwarded messages on social media and local ‘godmen’ who seem to be profiting the most from it.
“A few days ago, my 13-year-old daughter Asha (name changed) was sleeping in the night when someone chopped off a thick bunch of her hair. We came to know about the incident when she woke up and started crying,” Baburam Meghwal, told the Hindustan Times.
Meghwal, a resident of Phalodi in Jodhpur district, was already aware of the phenomenon from newspapers reports and WhatsApp messages when the incident in his house happened.
“We suspect occult activities and the supernatural being involved in this as there was no outsider present in our house during the time of the incident,” said Meghwal.
Tarachand Lakhan claims his family was ‘drugged’ when the hair of his 14-year-old daughter Komal (name changed) was snipped. “I work at a hospital as a fourth class staff and was on duty when the incident happened. My family was watching TV when a strange smell started to come through the cooler and they all fell asleep,” Lakhan said.
He added that after waking up, they found a lock of Komal’a hair near the front door of their house. “We were extremely worried after the incident and had to conduct a pooja in our house to ward off any evil force that was behind this phenomenon. I didn’t go to work for the next two days and stayed guard at the house,” said Lakhan.
According to the police, at least 12 such incidents have been reported in the past fortnight in the rural division of Jodhpur, where women have complained of their hair being cut by an unknown entity. The other instances pertain to various areas of Bikaner such as Bajju, Bangarsar and Mankasar.
“We are investigating all the occasions but so far it’s not clear that who all are behind the phenomenon. Most of these incidents have taken place in the remotest of villages where literacy is very poor,” said Ravi, Jodhpur superintendent of police (rural).