Bhubaneswar, Jan 11: As many as 3 people including a law student were injured by dangling illegal kite strings (manja) in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.
As per sources, the three people in separate incidents suffered injuries after illegal manja dangling across the street near Dumduma pala mandap got entangled around their neck.
However, the condition of the victims has been reported to be stable.
On being informed the local police reached the spot and confiscated the manja strings. A detailed investigation is being carried out into the incidents, a police official said.
Notably, on December 26, the previous year, an individual in Cuttack died after an illegal manja hanging on the road slit his throat.
The youth named Jayant Samal was on his way to his in-law’s house with his wife when a kite string hanging on the road slit his throat at Pirbazaar. He was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital where doctors declared him received dead. On the same evening, another person at Puri was grievously injured after the dangerous kite Manja got entangled in his neck when he was rushing to fetch medicine for his ailing son.