HAJIN: Villagers here on Tuesday caught hold of a person and beat him on suspicion of ‘braid chopping’.
Identified as Abdul Rashid Ganai, a resident of Shahgund Sonawari, the man was grabbed by villagers after alleging him that his activities were “suspicious”.
A villager said that the youth was talking to a girl which raised suspicion among villagers. He alleged that Ganai threatened the girl of chopping her braid. Villagers said that they assembled after they heard the girl raise an alarm and caught hold of the youth and beat him.
Police rushed to the spot and arrested the youth. He has now been detained in police station Hajin. SHO Hajin, Mudasir Shafi, said that Ganai has been arrested and the matter is being investigated.