Weird Criminal Law Stories # 445: India, Oh India, Gosh!!!

INDIA: Kite string throat cuttings mishaps kill 3! A report out of New Delhi reveals that three people, including two children died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring down kites of rivals.  A girl, 3, riding with her parents in a car had her head out of the sunroof when her throat was cut by the string. The other victims were a 4-year-old boy who was also looking out of the sunroof of a car, and a man, who fell off a motor bike after his throat was cut by string that became tangle around his neck. The deaths occurred in August, 2016 during India’s Independence Day, when many people fly kits to celebrate. The report further reveals that New Delhi has banned the sale of glass-coated kite string following the three deaths. Thank heavens…..

 

 INDIA: Gold Shirt Tycoon Murdered? A man in India who bought one of the world’s most expensive shirts, a shirt made entirely of gold, was beaten to death after a dispute over money. Datta Phuge, 48, who commissioned the six-pound shirt for $250,000 three years ago, was attacked by 12 men in the western city of Pune in July 2016, according to a report. It appears that one attacker invited the millionaire businessman to a birthday party where he was jumped, stoned and stabbed with a farming tool. Allegedly the fatal beating was over cash, police say. It had taken goldsmiths two weeks to build the T-shirt, which was decorated with six crystal buttons and a gold belt. No, he was not murdered while wearing the golden shirt.

 

MASSACHUSETTS: Caveat Emptor! Buyer Beware!  A fellow by the name of Sean Deglis of the town of Southwick believed the used car he purchased one summer weekend might be a lemon. However, he never expected it to contain 95 hidden packets of heroin that led to his arrest on drug possession charges, said his attorney, Tony LaCasse. Mr. Deglis could not be expected to “hire a drug-sniffing dog to inspect a car before purchasing it,” LaCasse told police.