Woman dies after her hair gets caught in wheels of go-kart in freak Valentine's Day accident in India

The woman had tied her hair and worn a helmet, and was riding as a passenger in the go-kart. But her hair came loose and got stuck in one of the rear the wheels.
The woman had tied her hair and worn a helmet, and was riding as a passenger in the go-kart. But her hair came loose and got stuck in one of the rear the wheels.PHOTO: THE STATESMAN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A 28-year-old woman died in a horrific accident in an amusement park in India on Wednesday (Feb 14) after her hair got caught in the wheels of a go-kart she was riding.

According to media reports, Ms Puneet Kaur, 28, was on a Valentine's Day outing with her husband in the northern state of Haryana.

She had tied her hair and worn a helmet, and was riding as a passenger in the go-kart.

But her hair came loose and got stuck in one of the rear the wheels.

As the go-kart moved on, her scalp was ripped from her head.

Ms Kaur was rushed to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

According to The Indian Express newspaper, Ms Kaur's husband, Mr Amardeep Singh, told police: "My wife and I were enjoying the ride on the go-kart. Suddenly, my wife's hair got loose and I heard her scream.

"I raised an alarm and when the kart stopped, her scalp was peeled off. I do not know the quality of the rubber band and the helmet given to my wife."

The manager of the go-kart station, Mr Sushil Kumar, told the newspaper: "We followed all security measures. We gave a rubber band and also a helmet to the woman… It was an accident."

The Times of India reported that Ms Kaur's family did not file any police complaint. A relative, Mr Bobby Mann, told the newspaper: "It is an accidental death. We do not want a police case against anyone right now. We just want to receive the body and take her back home for the last rites."

A policeman told the BBC: "The exact cause of death is unclear, but we will know after we receive details of the post-mortem report."