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Kite string claims minor's life, 3 cops suspended

11 November, 2013

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LAHORE: A girl was killed while her brother and father were injured by a kite string near Scheme Morr on Sunday.

According to police, Noor, 2, along with her brother and father Ajmal was riding a motorcycle near Sabzazar when a chemical-coated string fell on them. As a result, Noor and his brother were seriously injured and shifted to Social Security Hospital where Noor died.

Talking to the media at Social Security Hospital, SSP Operations Rana Abdul Jabbar suspended three patrolling officers of Sabzazar, Hanjarwal and Iqbal Town and also ordered an inquiry against Sabzazar SHO Sharif Sindhu for not stopping kite flying.

He directed police officers to launch a crackdown against kite flying and enforce the ban on it, adding that stern action would also be taken against the SHO. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has also taken notice of the incident.

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Reader Comments:

Sad an upsetting.

My sympathies with the family who lost a precious life. Very cute little girl. Kite strings has killed many precious birds in India, and first time a human has become a victim.

Sunil Sinha, United States - 12 November, 2013

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