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Manja kills three, injures one cop

In three separate incidents, a three-and-a half-year-old girl, a four-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man died after their throats were accidently slit by manja (kite thread) of stray kites in different parts of Delhi. While the first incident took place in North-west Delhi, the second and third incidents took place in West Delhi.

In the first incident, the thread of a stray kite turned upside down the lives of Neha Goyal and Alok Goyal. Parents of a three-and-a-half-year-old girl, the couple lost their only child when a stray Manja accidentally slit her throat while they were returning home after catching a movie in the Rani Bagh area on Independence Day. The deceased has been identified as Sanchi.

Investigators said that the unfortunate incident took place at around 7.10 pm on Main Road number 43 in Rani Bagh when the Goyal’s were returning home after watching a movie at Naraina. Standing atop her mother’s lap, Sanchi was looking out through the sunroof of their car when the thread wound around her neck. “The parents misinterpreted the child’s squeals to be that of joy. It was only when she suddenly fell onto her mother’s lap that the parents saw that Sanchi’s throat has been slashed by the thread,” said a senior investigating officer. Bleeding profusely, cops said that by the time the parents rushed Sanchi to Bhagwan Mahavir hospital, the minor girl was declared brought dead.

“We have registered a case under Section 304A (causing death due to negligence) at the Rani Bagh police station against unknown persons. Probe is on,” said Vijay Singh, DCP(North-west).

In a separate incident, a four year-old boy died after his throat was reportedly slit by a kite thread while he had popped out his head from his car while returning home in West Delhi’s Tilak Nagar area on Monday evening. According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Harry. Investigating officers said that the incident took place at around 7.45 pm near District Center Flyover when Harry accompanied by his parents and six-year-old sister were returning from Janakpuri to Tilak Nagar. 

Police said that Harry had popped out his head from the sunroof when a stray kite string cut his throat. His family initially took him to a private hospital from where he was referred to Mata Chanan Devi hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Police said that they have registered a case under Sections 304A (causing death due to negligence) at the Tilak Nagar police station.

In yet another incident, a 22-year-old biker died after a kite thread slashed his throat in West Delhi on Monday evening. The deceased has been identified as Zafar Khan. Police said that the incident took place on the Keshavpur elevated road when Zafar was returning home to Nihal Vihar from his sister’s house in Dwarka.

Cops said as he tried to free himself, the thread kept coiling around his neck due to which he fell off from his bike. 

In a similar incident, a Delhi Police Sub-Inspector suffered minor injuries on his throat when he reportedly got entangled with a stray kite string in East Delhi’s Anand Vihar area on Monday evening.
According to the police, the Sub-Inspector identified as Manoj was riding his bike while patrolling on Independence Day when the incident took place.

Investigating officer said that Manoj was standing at a signal when he felt a stray kite string cut his neck. He rushed back home and later went to a nearby hospital where he got the wound treated.
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