The Chennai police will book under the provisions of the IPC anyone found flying a kite within the city limits.

The decision comes in the wake of the death of two boys on Saturday.

Four motorcyclists suffered injuries in recent days when the ‘maanja’ (thread coated with glass powder) used to fly kites cut their necks. Instructions have been given to register cases under Section 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC. Flying a kite is an offence under Section 71 (Clause XIV) of the Madras City Police Act, 1888.

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