Punjab

Minor girl falls prey to kite string in Lahore

Another minor girl on Saturday lost her life as kite twine slit her throat in Lahore’s Yateem Khana area.
According to details, four-year-old Mahrukh was going on a motorbike with her father when the mishap took place.
Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident and sought report from Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore.
Meanwhile, case of the incident has been lodged under murder section against unknown people at Millat Park police station.
Last week, Farooq Subhan, father of three children, was going on a bike when a kite thread injured him. He was immediately shifted to the hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.
Later, the bereaved family staged a protest outside the hospital and chanted slogans against the local administration.
Earlier, at least 84 persons were arrested during police crackdown against kite flyers in different parts of Lahore. The crackdown was launched on the instructions of DIG operations, Dr Haider Ashraf.
Police also recovered more than 2,000 kites and over 500 spools of kite string from the arrested persons. Sources said that 81 cases have been registered at various police stations of the city against kite flyers.