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Three Indians Reportedly Died By Getting Their Throat Slit By Kite Strings While Travelling

A three-year-old girl, a four-year-old boy, and a 22-year-old biker were immediately killed as the kite strings cut their necks during Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi.

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Three people, including two children, died after their throats were slit by manja (strings used for flying kites) on August 15.

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According to the BBC, three-year-old Saanchi Goyal and four-year-old Harry were looking out of their car's sunroof when sharp glass-coated strings slit their throats in New Delhi, on Independence Day.

According to the Hindusthan Times, Goyal was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared her dead on arrival.

A case of negligence has been registered at the Rani Bagh police station.

“A case has been registered under section 304(A) (causing death by negligence) and we have to determine whether it was ‘Chinese manjha’ that took the girl’s life,” said Vijay Singh, deputy commissioner of police (northwest) in the HT report.

This wasn't an isolated incident, reportedly, 22-year-old Zafar Khan was killed in the same way while riding his bike over a flyover in New Delhi on that same day.

A similar case occurred in 2015, in which a five-year-old boy was killed. A five-year-old girl in Jaipur, in 2014, was killed in the same manner as well.

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