Police investigating mystery hair shearer in northern India
August 4, 2017
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police are investigating a mysterious raft of attacks in which Indian women say they're waking up to find someone has chopped off their hair and left it neatly on their pillows.
A top official in northern Uttar Pradesh state said Friday that police have advised people not to believe or spread rumors following the death of a 65-year-old woman who was beaten by a mob on suspicion that she was a witch responsible for the hair cutting.
Anand Kumar said village committees have been ordered to quash rumors about ghosts or witches cutting off women's braids. Police are inve...