Pune: Kite string injures motorcyclist, offence lodged

Aashish Suresh Pawar, a resident of Salve Nagar in Bopodi, lodged the FIR in this case at Bhosari police station Tuesday.

A 32-year-old man was injured by a piece of manja, a sharp kite string usually coated with fine glass, when he was returning home on a motorcycle from his workplace recently.

Aashish Suresh Pawar, a resident of Salve Nagar in Bopodi, lodged the FIR in this case at Bhosari police station Tuesday.

Based on Pawar’s complaint, police have booked an unidentified person on charges of negligence under Section 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code.

According to a press release issued Wednesday, a piece of the manja string came to dangle above a stretch of road near the CME gate in Bopodi on the old Pune-Mumbai highway on Monday evening. The string slashed Pawar when his motorcycle ran into it at 5.45 pm. Pawar sustained injuries on his neck and finger, police said.

Police Havaldar Vilas Bodre said, “We are trying to identify the person who was flying the kite in this case.”

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