Srinagar, October 13: Three beggar ladies who were mistaken as braid choppers were rescued by Srinagar police from Babademb area of Srinagar.

At about 1200 hours today Police Post Ban-Mohalla got an information regarding the capturing of three beggar ladies (two unmarried girls in their teen ages and one married lady with a lactating baby) by some locals somewhere in Babademb area of Down Town Srinagar. On receiving this information, Police rushed to the spot and took the ladies to the office of the SDPO MahrajGunj. All the three ladies were in tremendous fear and shock and were weeping bitterly.

On inquiring in the presence of some locals, who were already present in the office, the elderly lady broke into tears and said that they are from Nagrota Jammu. As per her statement, the lactating baby in her lap has been suffering from some ailment and has been under treatment, she was begging for procuring food for her family. The other two girls were with her. Their bags were searched for hair cutting tools but nothing could be found.

Later on SHO MahrajGunj and DO Ban-Mohalla send off the ladies safely after necessary legal formalities. There has been every possible cooperation from the locals.