Surat: Ahead of Uttarayan, the Kite flying took away the life of a five year old girl. As per the information, the kite flying festival which falls on January 14, a five-year-old girl fell prey to a killer kite string which slit her throat when she was travelling in her father’s car in Surat city.
The incident occurred on December 31 when Fatema, the daughter of Yunus Karodia, a resident of Hathuran village of Surat district, was in the city to shop with her family. On their way back, Fatema stood on her seat and opened the sunroof of the car to catch a view of the city. When the car was crossing the flyover at Udhna Darwaja, a kite string stuck around her throat, causing a deep cut. By the time Karodia, a farmer, stopped his car, she had lost a lot of blood and had become unconscious.
Karodia took his daughter to the nearby Apple Hospital where she was admitted in the ICU ward where she died on Saturday night.
After the incident, the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has swung into action to ensure that flyovers in the city are fenced to avoid any untoward incident because of the kite strings.