A 22-year-old man died Monday after his neck got entangled in a kite string (manjha), making him take a fatal fall from his motorcycle. The incident happened in west Delhi’s Mianwali Nagar area.
At 5.30 pm on the Keshavpur Elevated road, the victim — Zafar Khan — was crossing the flyover when he came in contact with the manjha. Khan, a resident of Nihal Vihar was returning from his sister’s residence in Dwarka.
“As he reached the middle of the flyover, a string got stuck in his neck and he fell on the road hitting his head on the divider,” an eyewitness told the police, adding that “he was not wearing a helmet”.
Officials of Delhi Fire Service (DFS), who were passing by, rushed the man to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital where he died. Police reached the hospital after being informed by the DFS officials.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Southwestern Range) Dependra Pathak told The Indian Express that because of ‘manjha’ his motorbike lost balance. He had suffered severe head injuries and died due to excessive bleeding, said the officer.
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A case under IPC section 304A (causing death by negligence) has been registered at Mianwali Nagar police station. The body will be handed over to the family after postmortem examination Tuesday. Khan was an unemployed and is survived by his parents.