The festivities even in Jehanabad area of Bihar turned out to be a scary business for many women.
It is when almost two dozen women in Jehanabad district were attacked with sharp blades by a group of anti-social elements at the local mela (fair) organised in the town.
The incident took place during the annual Dussehra mela which was organised in Thakur Bari area of Jehanabad.
So far what is known is that most of the women who were targeted are between the age group of 20 to 30.
Most of them were attacked below the waist which left them bleeding.
The attack on the women led to a chaotic situation at the mela with many of them trying to leave the spot in haste.
The local administration reached the spot and took the injured women to a government hospital where they are being treated.
The police are also scanning through the CCTV footage from the venue to identify the attackers and apprehend them.>