A deadly kite string has taken yet another life in Lahore. The incident took place at the Muslim Town flyover on Friday. According to police reports, this is the 6th death that was reported due to a kite string incident in the week.
Aftab Ahmed was on his way to Government Dyal Singh College when the string caught his neck. The 30-year-old was a lecturer at the college, according to details reported by the police. He was a chemistry lecturer and was riding a bike to college when the incident took place.
The deadly kite string inflicted several fatal slashes on Aftab’s neck. Rescue officials were contacted, who reached the scene to investigate. Aftab was rushed to Lahore General Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.
The police filed a murder case on behalf of Aftab’s brother, Javed. According to reports, the string has been collected as evidence. And the lecturer’s body has been handed over to his family.
This is not the first murder case associated with kite flying. According to the police, Aftab’s passing was the 6th reported incident within the past week.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Lahore’s Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) have ordered the DIG for a detailed report on the matter. In addition to this, Ichhra station house officer (SHO) has also been suspended.
The deadly kite string has taken countless lives over the past years. So much so, that kite flying has been banned in several cities of Pakistan. And the country snapped off a thread from its own culture – previously celebrated Basant festival is now frowned upon.
Via Geo News