Srinagar: Locals of Singhpora Pattan and Samboora Pampore Thursday claimed that they caught alleged braid choppers in their respective areas.
Sources said that dozens of locals caught hold of a non local alleging him of being a braid chopper soon after hair of some lady was chopped off.
Sources said that police officials have reached the spot however the accused was still in the custody of locals and they were reluctant to hand him over to police when reports last came in.
Sources said that an alleged braid chopper sneaked into one of the residential houses in Singhpora area of Pattan in Baramulla district and chopped off hair of a young lady.
The lady raised hue and cry which alarmed the locals chased the nabbed the alleged braid chopper.
Local sources said that police have taken the alleged chopper along.
Meanwhile people were protesting in the area.
Protests also erupted in Baghat area of Srinagar after locals alleged a braid chopping incident. People came out on road raising slogans, sources said and added they pelted stones on police. The police in retaliation fired many tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters.