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9 injured in kite-flying incidents
JAMMU, Sep 5: Nine persons including three cops were injured in various incidents of kite flying and cuts due to Chinese threads in Jammu, today. On the whole a total of 51 such cases have been reported since Raksha Bandhan.

Out of the nine cases reported in the GMC today there were three seriously injured cases one is of Naresh Kumar son of Om Parkash of Jindrah, who was riding a motor bike and met with an accident and badly injured his face because of Chinese thread, which could have been fatal too.

Dheeraj Singh of Resham Ghar Colony had his throat cut by Chinese kite flying thread and had to be given number of stitches on his neck.

Bikram Singh Head Constable of police department posted in Greater Kailash had serious throat injuries by Chinese thread. Head Constable was was injured after the Chinese kite string got entangled in his neck this morning, a police officer said.

The injured cop was rushed to the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital, where his condition is stated to be critical, police said, adding that he was given more than ten stitches on his neck.

Harsesh Kumar also got five stitches on his finger. Sanjeev Sawhney also got serious injuries on his hand while coming on his bike over the flyover near Maheshpura Chowk Bakshi Nagar. Sanjay Kumar of Pouni Chak also got serious injury on his neck and was given eight stitches. A girl identified as Anamika of Shiv Nagar whose one finger was chopped off due to thread.

The authorities in Jammu have, however, imposed a ban on the Chinese strings. However, some shopkeepers continue to sell it.

It is notable to mention here that on August 30 a deputation of the social activist comprising of Balvinder Singh and Rumpy Madaan, Chairperson SAVE, met the Deputy Commissioner Jammu and urged him to ban the sale and purchase of Chinese/indigenous kite flying thread made out of plastic or similar such synthetic material.

Deputy Commissioner on August 7, in exercise of power conferred upon him under section 144, issued a ban order. Balvinder and Rumpy Madaan said that they have noticed more than 51 cases of injuries reported in GMC and Gandhi Nagar Hospital both on the day of Raksha Bandhan and today on Janamashtami, out of them seven are seriously injured.

News Updated at : Sunday, September 6, 2015
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