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Using braid-chopping hysteria as a ruse, Sikh boy cuts own hair in Moga

Under tenets governing the Sikh religion, a baptised Sikh is supposed to maintain Maryada by keeping and maintaining long hair.

punjab Updated: Aug 08, 2017 20:30 IST
HT Correspondent
The boy wanted to have a haircut, and thought of the recent incidents as a perfect cover to execute his plans.
The boy wanted to have a haircut, and thought of the recent incidents as a perfect cover to execute his plans. (Representative Image)

Taking advantage of the recent braid-chopping spree, a 15-year-old baptised Sikh boy of Daulatpura village of Moga cut his own hair and then spread rumours that it was handiwork of ‘a gang’.

Pardeep Pal wanted to have a haircut, and thought of the recent incidents as a perfect cover to execute his plans.

Under tenets governing the Sikh religion, a baptised Sikh is supposed to maintain Maryada by keeping and maintaining long hair. Pal, initially stuck to his theory, but blurted out the truth after a local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Boota Singh grilled him.Pal admitted that he had cut his hair himself as he wanted to keep short hair, something his parents had forbidden him to do, as he was from a baptised family.

Police said they were called after the boy reported that his hair were cut while he was sleeping at night. “When we reached the village, it was clear that the boy had concocted a story on his hair being cut. No action was sought,’ a police source said.

42-year-old woman’s braids chopped off in Hoshiarpur

In the second incident of its kind from Hoshiarpur, a 42-year-old migrant woman’s hair were mysteriously chopped off in district’s Bhikhowal village on Monday night. On Saturday night, an elderly woman’s hair were cut in New Vijay Nagar locality.

Hariana police were informed in the morning that unidentified person had chopped off the braid of one Chanderkali after intoxicating her. The police reached the spot and took the locks in their possession.

Hariana SHO Yadwinder Singh said, “The matter looked suspicious as the chopped hair did not match with the hair of the woman. There was little possibility of an outsider reaching the woman. The woman concerned is yet not medically fit to record her statement.”