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Take a rational approach, Delhi cop urges media

Take a rational approach, Delhi cop urges media
In light of the braid chopping incidents spreading panic among the masses, a senior Delhi Police officer came out with an audio message on Thursday, urging mediapersons not to be swayed by a "superstitious approach, rather developing a more scientific approach while reporting such incidents."
DCP, Outer Delhi, M N Tiwari said: "My eight-year-old daughter is scared and is asking me about the truth behind the hair chopping incidents. The incidents that she has heard about are having an adverse affect on her.
If my daughter feels so, other children in her age group might feel the same"
Tiwari appealed to the media to be more rational in their reporting and adopt a scientific approach.
He urged the media not to be carried away by fairy tales or stories of witchcraft.
The senior police officer also said he was sceptical about a case of braid chopping in Ranhola, where the investigation cops had their reservations and were not much convinced by the victim's claims.
However, other cases from Mayapuri, Najafgarh, Palam and Chhawla have left the cops clueless.
They have already roped in counsellors from IHBAS and believe that the matter is more related to mental health than any gang committing mischief.
Meanwhile, another incident has been reported from Greater Noida's Achheja Village, where an 18-year old girl found her braid mysteriously chopped off when she was sleeping at her verandah on Wednesday night.
The way the incidents of braid chopping are being reported almost on a daily basis has deepened the mystery.
However, till now, mostly women from low educational background have been the victims of these incidents.
Zafar Abbas

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