A participant flies a kite at a kite festival in India. File photo: AP
A participant flies a kite at a kite festival in India. File photo: AP
India

As India prepares for 75th Independence Day, scooter riders and police brace for more lethal glass-covered kite strings

  • Some victims garrotted by ‘invisible’ sharp kite strings although delivery driver recently fell in road, entangled; his skull was then crushed by a car
  • Illegal glass or metal-covered strings – Chinese manja – help bring down rivals’ kites; this year kites are banned near to where Prime Minister Modi will make Independence Day anniversary speech

A participant flies a kite at a kite festival in India. File photo: AP
A participant flies a kite at a kite festival in India. File photo: AP
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