This article was posted in the Daily Times on Monday October 31, 2005. Needless death caused by irresponsible kite flyers!
Monday, October 31, 2005
Four-year-old killed by stray kitestring
LAHORE: A four-year-old girl died when stray kitestring cut her throat in the Shadbagh police precincts, becoming the first victim of kite flying after the Supreme Courtâ€™s ban on the sport.
Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Aamir Zulfiqar Khan suspended the station house officer (SHO) and beat officer of the police station concerned for negligence.
Aurangzebâ€™s daughter Tehreem (4) was on her way to the market with her uncle and two elder sisters on a motorbike and Tehreem was sitting on the bikeâ€™s fuel tank. When the four reached Nazim Abad, stray kitestring cut Tehreemâ€™s throat. Tehreemâ€™s uncle, Muhammad Ahmed, rushed her to Mayo Hospital where doctors pronounced her dead.
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