Pilot Arrested After Fatal Paragliding Incident
A tourist from Hyderabad passed away in a paragliding incident on Sunday in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, as confirmed by the police. A tourism official suggested that the accident likely occurred due to human error.
The authorities have detained a paragliding pilot and initiated a magisterial inquiry into the incident, according to the officer.
Initial reports suggest that the pilot purportedly neglected to adequately secure the safety belt of the tourist.
Speaking to PTI, Sunaina Sharma, a tourism officer, indicated that investigations point to a "human error" as the cause of the tragic accident. She mentioned that the site and equipment had proper approvals, the pilot was registered, and there were no weather-related concerns.
She added that paragliding activities in the area have been suspended.
The official mentioned that a case has been filed against the pilot under IPC sections 336 (act endangering personal safety of others) and 334 (voluntarily causing hurt), leading to the pilot's arrest. Furthermore, she stated that a magisterial inquiry has been initiated into the incident.
Edited By: Arusha Farooq