Kite Strings Slit Throat of Man, 2 Children In India
CNN reports that the 4-year-old boy had his throat slit while he was looking out of a car's sunroof and a 22-year-old man received a lethal cut on his neck while riding a motorbike.
The same day, a 3-year-old girl looking out the sunroof was strangled by a kite string which cut her neck, according to a deputy commissioner of North West Delhi Police.
The tragedies prompted the Delhi government to this week issue an immediate ban on the production, sale and storage of the razor-sharp strings which are used to try to cut down competitors' kites.
The Government said anyone caught with the strings, known locally as manjha, faced a five-year jail term and a 100,000-rupee (AU$1,956) fine.