Deadly Kite Manja injures 3 people including a law student at Odisha Capital

The police station on Tuesday launched an investigation into three separate incidents of injuries sustained by as many people, including a law student, by kite ropes (Manja) in the capital Bhubaneswar.

According to initial reports, all three were injured after their necks became entangled in kite ropes near Dumduma Pala Mandap on Tuesday morning. The condition of the three victims is said to be stable.

Following the incident, local police arrived and confiscated the kite ropes. A full investigation is underway into the incidents, police said.

It’s relevant to mention here that a youngster died after being slaughtered by glass-covered kite ropes banned from Cuttack on December 26 last year. The deceased, Jayant Samal, was cycling to his in-laws with his wife when the Manja got tangled around his neck.

Another person in Puri was seriously injured that same evening when the dangerous Manja kite got entangled in his neck as he rushed to get medicine for his sick son.

Following the youth’s death in Cuttack, the police station carried out several raids in different parts of the city. Huge amounts of illegal Manja ropes were seized during the raid. As many as 14 people have been arrested after four separate cases relating to the sale and storage of illegal Manja registered against them. All the detainees were then released with notices.