Nagpur News: The Makar Sankranti festivities this year had a gruesome touch. Around 10 am, a 26-year-old Rahul Nagpure wearing helmet died after a stray ‘manja’ slit his throat while riding a motorbike at Aashirwad Nagar in Sakkardara police station area while in other incident, a 25-year-old fell from fourth floor while chasing kite at Bank colony in Jaripatka police station area around 4.30 pm.
Nagpure, a resident of Swagat Nagar, Narsala Road, was the only bread earner of his family who leaves behind his widow mother Shakuntala and younger sister Madhuri. He was working as a marketing executive with a private firm in MIDC.
Eye-witness informed that Nagpure had just left home for office when he met with the incident.
“He was driving at normal speed when he noticed some manja coming to him. He tried to catch it but couldn’t and the manja touched the helmet. The kite thread slipped down and got entangled around his neck. Before he could remove it, the dangerous manja has slit deep his neck,” told an eyewitness.
Police claimed that it was a chinese manja. Passers-by saw Nagpure suddenly falling off his bike and rushed to nearby private hospital. However, the doctors declared him brought dead. Doctors told cops that the manja had made deep injuries on the throat, leaving no chance of survival.
Many people have demanded a ban on sale of Chinese manja. Though the city police have cracked down on Chinese manja in the city, accidents due to it continue to injure citizens in the city. Cops assure strict action against the sellers.