Kite strings, or manja have had their fair share of controversies in the past and this time, too it caused a casualty in Delhi's Paschim Vihar. 

Source: New Indian Express

Manav Sharma, a 28-year-old civil engineer, succumbed to his injuries after his throat was slit by glass-coated manja or kite-string while on his way to Hari Nagar, reports NDTV

Source: NDTV

Manav was travelling with his two sisters after celebrating Raksha Bandhan when the ghastly incident took place. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival. 


He was a resident of Budh Vihar and was working as a civil engineer in a private firm. 

Source: Local Press

Recalling the incident, a police official told media that Manav's cut was so deep that his windpipe was slashed and he fell even before he could halt the scooter. 


A case has been registered under sections of the Indian Penal Code.