Women beware visiting this Tamil Nadu temple! You could lose you're prized tresses

In this village near Karur, the women folks have a new problem in hand - protecting their tresses from the “nimble-fingered gentry”, the TOI reported.

Updated: Aug 29, 2016, 19:28 PM IST
Women beware visiting this Tamil Nadu temple! You could lose you're prized tresses
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Chennai: Indian roads have never been safe for women. We have heard of chain-snatchers, roadside romeos, sexual predators, and what not.

But in this village near Karur, the women folks have a new problem in hand - protecting their tresses from the “nimble-fingered gentry”, the TOI reported.

According to the TOI report, women devotees visiting the Oorani Kaliamman temple ensure that their heads are covered with their saree pallu or dupatta because a few days ago an unknown perpetrator had chopped off the plait of a college girl.

The victim has not to filed a police complaint but the locals said that there have been similar instances at the temple premises in the past.

The temple is reportedly controlled by the Pashupath Ishwarar temple in Karur.

The students of the Government Arts College in Karur frequently visit the temple as it is close to their institute.

Last Friday, one of the a students who visited the temple had found her plait missing. Someone had chopped it off.

After she narrated her story to a woman police constable who had come to offer prayers, the officer informed the Pasupathypalayam police station.

"It is so weird that the victim was unaware about her missing plait until it was pointed out to her by one of her friends," TOI quoted inspector of Pasupathypalayam police station as saying.