New Delhi | The Chinese manjha has once again decimated the life of a family in the national capital after a 34-year-old man, on way to his in-laws house to celebrate Rakhi died after his throat was slit by a Chinese manjha.
The incident occurred on Thursday.
The police said the man, identified as Vipin Kumar, a resident of Rajdhani Park, Mundka, was travelling with his wife and daughter on a motorcycle.
“He was going to his in-laws house in Loni, Uttar Pradesh from his house. As he reached Shastri Park Flyover on the ISBT- Seelampur carriageway, a Chinese manjha stuck in his neck and he got injured,” a senior Delhi Police official said.
Fortunately an ambulance was passing from there at the same time which then immediately rushed the injured Vipin to Trauma Centre, however, he succumbed to the injury midway and was declared brought dead to the hospital.
The police have registered an FIR under sections 304A and 188 of the Indian Penal Code in the matter.
The problem is not with the tradition of kite flying but the thread, popularly known as Chinese manjha.
The manufacturers of the Chinese manjha use glass and metal powder coating over it which at times causes grievous and fatal injuries to humans and birds.
After much deliberations, the Delhi government had banned the sale, production, storage, supply, import, and use of kite flying thread made out of nylon, plastic or any other synthetic material and any other kite-flying thread that is sharp or made sharp such as by being laced with glass, metal or any other sharp materials in the National Capital Territory in 2017. However, even after five years of prohibition, the dangerous thread is still claiming lives of humans, birds and even animals.
But how is this thing killing people?
Kite flying is popular sport in Delhi and it catches pace weeks before, during and after the Independence Day celebrations in the month of August every year. The sport of kite flying is played between two people. The way to win the battle is by severing the kite thread of the rival. However, the severed thread plummets downwards often entangling between streets and roads causing injuries to an unsuspecting pedestrian or even death to a two-wheeler-borne person.
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