Manja thread slits biker’s neck, second such incident in a week

In a second such incident in a week in north Chennai, an 18-year-old youth suffered injuries after a manja thread slit his throat while riding a bike in Washermenpet on Sunday night.
Caption: Mohanraj suffered injuries after a manja thread slit his throat
Caption: Mohanraj suffered injuries after a manja thread slit his throat

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The incident happened around 6 pm when victim V Mohanraj of Mylapore was returning home on a two-wheeler after visiting his aunt in Washermenpet. 
As Mohanraj and his friend were riding across the new flyover in Mint, a snapped manja thread, dangling from a streetlight pole, wove around Mohanraj’s neck and in the impact, both the rider and pillion fell on the road. 
Passers-by rushed them to the Government Stanley Hospital and Mohanraj received six sutures in his neck. 
On information, Washermenpet police registered a case and have launched a hunt for the suspects flying kites using manja thread. 
On August 16, a 32-year-old man had to get 14 sutures after a manja thread slit his throat in Tiruvottiyur. 
Despite the ban on kite flying and the warning by police that kite flyers would be booked for attempted murder, the incidents of bike riders falling victims to manja thread are often reported.

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