A three-year-old girl died and a Delhi Police sub-inspector was injured after their necks got entangled in metal-coated kite thread in separate incidents in Delhi, police said on Tuesday.
The first incident took place around 6.30 pm on Monday when the girl, Saanchi Goyal, was returning home with her parents after watching a movie.
The girl was looking out of open sunroof in the car when suddenly her neck got slit by the kite thread when they were passing through Rani Bagh area, a police officer said.
She was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared her brought dead, he said, adding that they were trying to ascertain whether the girl was entangled by 'Chinese manjha' which has sharper lead coating.
A case of negligence has been registered at 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, DCP (Northwest).
In the second incident, Delhi Police sub-inspector (SI) Manoj Kumar sustained injury as a kite string grazed his neck when he was returning to Anand Vihar police station after Independence Day duty yesterday evening.
He was riding a motorcycle at the time of incident which took place near Cross River Mall. Manoj didn't sustain severe injuries and no case has been registered in connection with the incident, said DCP (East) Rishi Pal.
In west Delhi's Vikaspuri area, a 22-year-old man, Zafar Khan, lost his life as his neck was slashed by 'manjha' while riding bike on a flyover on Monday.