LAHORE: Yet another motorcyclists died after string of a stray kite slit his throat on Shalimar Link Road here on Sunday.

Police said 19-year-old Asad, a student of Diploma of Associate Engineer, was on a motorcycle when a stray kite’s string entangled in his neck. The biker suffered critical injuries and after losing the balance fell on the road. He was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police shifted the body to the morgue and registered a case against unidentified kite flyer(s).

The victim’s father, Nisar Khan, blamed the government for his son’s death, saying it failed to control kite flying in the city, resulting in such tragic incidents.

Kite flying has been banned in Punjab for several years and any violation is punishable with imprisonment and fine, or both, under the law.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has expressed sorrow and grief on the death and sought a report from the capital city police officer.

He also ordered a thorough probe into the incident to fix the responsibility for failure to implement the ban on kite flying.

Meanwhile, DIG operation Ahsan Younis also took notice of the incident and sought a report from Superintendent of Police (SP) concerned.

He urged the parents to play their role and stop their children from flying kites.

He said the station house officer (SHO) concerned would be responsible in case of any kite flying incident in his jurisdiction.

He directed the SPs to patrol their respective areas to check kite flying.

Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2021

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