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Jharkhand: Woman accused of being 'braid chopper', lynched

A number of women across a number of states have recently complained of waking up to find that their braids have been mysteriously?chopped off while they were sleeping. Photograph: (ANI)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 22, 2017, 04.01 AM (IST)

A woman has been lynched in Sahibgang, Jharkhand after a mob accused her of chopping off women's hair braids. 

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A number of women across a number of states have recently complained of waking up to find that their braids have been mysteriously chopped off while they were sleeping. 

Earlier this month, an elderly Dalit woman was lynched in Agra. She had been branded a "witch", with the mob that lynched her accusing her of chopping off women's braids. 

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