Odisha Police asks people to avoid Manza thread for kite flying
Cuttack: On the eve of Makar Sankranti, the Odisha Police has asked people not to use Manza (glass-coated) thread for kite flying as several people had earlier lost their lives after getting entangled with the killer string in the state.
The Odisha Police also asked people to take utmost care while flying kites to avoid any mishap.
“Use of Manza thread for kite flying may cause injuries and deaths to the commuters. Use of such thread will invite punishment to the kite flyers,” said the Odisha Police in a twitter post today.
It is worth mentioning here that a 31-year-old man was killed after his throat was slit with a Manza thread on Cuttack-Chandbali State Highway near Jagatpur in Cuttack district in December 2021.
The incident took place when victim Jayant Samal was travelling on a motorcycle to reach Cuttack.
Seven years back, a six-year-old girl Swetalina Behera died after her throat was slit by a Manza thread while she was returning home along with her parents on a bike on National Highway-16 near Phulnakhara in Cuttack.
Similarly, a lawyer of Barang locality was killed after his throat was slit by the Manza thread in Purighat area of Cuttack in 2016.
This apart, several others sustained injuries after getting entangled in Manza thread in Odisha in last few years.