Kite string kills motorcyclist in Tariq Road

City Reporter

A motorcyclist was killed after getting entangled in a string used by kite flyers on Sunday, it was learnt.

Rescue officials said that the victim, named Umair, was riding a motorcycle when he was caught by a string on Tariq Road. The deceased has left behind two children and a widow.

The string cut through the man’s neck, killing him on the spot. Kite flying is continuing despite the ban across the country.

The citizens have urged the concerned authorities to strictly implement the ban on kite flying so road accidents and loss of human lives can be avoided.

For several years, kite flying has been banned in Punjab province and a punishable act with the penalties including imprisonment and fines or both in accordance with the promulgated laws.