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Kite manjha kills 18-year-old

New Delhi: An 18-year-old boy bled to death after his neck was entangled in a kite string at Timarpur in North Delhi. The boy was going to the market to get some summer cooler equipment on Monday evening. As he was riding back home on his bike, his neck was cut by a sharp manjha (string). The police were immediately informed. He was soon rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his grievous injuries.

The deceased was later identified as Ravi, a resident of Yograj Colony, Gandhi Vihar in Timarpur. When the police reached the spot they found a black colour string with traces of blood on it. The police have seized the string found on the road. The police team is now searching for the accused. "We have registered a case under section 336 of IPC (Act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304A (causing death by negligence). Our teams are working on it. The accused is yet to be identified," said Nupur Prasad, DCP North.

Despite ban on Chinese manjha , it is being sold illegaly and the sale increases around Makar Sankranti and Independence day when kite flying becomes a tradition. Around this time, birds become the major victims of the Chinese manjha as the bird hospitals are flooded with cases where the birds are grievously injured by the kite strings. Several human loss of life has also been reported from various parts of the country because of the Chinese manjha. The dangerous part is the majha is glass coated and causes grievous injury if the victim is moving in

high speed.

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