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Delhi: Biker’s throat cut by manjha in Geeta Colony

On July 11, the National Green Tribunal had banned the use of manjha across the city.

delhi Updated: Jul 21, 2017 23:45 IST
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New Delhi, India - Aug. 17, 2016:Ashraf Ali , Manjha wholesaler at kite market at Lalkuan area in Old Delhi in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. (Photo by Ravi Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)(to go with Manoj Sharma story )(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

A 35-year-old motorcyclist’s throat was slit on the Geeta Colony flyover on Friday afternoon after his neck got entangled in a manjha (kite flying string).

The man, who lives in east Delhi’s Gokulpuri with his family and works as a supervisor at a private university in Noida, was headed to work on when the accident occurred.

Eyewitnesses told police that the biker nearly collided with a truck passing by after the manjha slit his throat. While the trucker managed to prevent a collision, the victim fell off his motorcycle and collapsed.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

The police said they will register a case against unknown persons. It was not immediately clear if the manjha was made in India or was a Chinese variant.

On July 11, the National Green Tribunal had banned the use of manjha across the city. The green body passed the order following several deaths reportedly due to getting caught in the manja. Incidents of birds getting caught in the manjha are fairly common in Delhi.

A bench headed by NGT chairperson justice Swatanter Kumar said: “There shall be a total ban on the ‘manja’, which are made of nylon or any other synthetic material or are coated with synthetic non-biodegradable substances.”

First Published: Jul 21, 2017 23:44 IST