Chennai: With the death of a motorist, whose throat was slit by a maanja thread, (glass coated string) used for flying kites, at Maduravoyal, the popular sport claimed its first victim of the year on Sunday.
According to police, Raj Kumar (28), a catering service provider from Naduvankarai, Aminjikarai was on his way to his catering factory in Vanagaram on his motorcycle early on Sunday, when the incident occurred. Near the Nerkundram main road, he felt something on his neck, but could not see it immediately as he was moving along the busy road and was also wearing a helmet.
When he tried going a bit faster, he felt something tugging his neck. He then pulled over to a corner of the road and felt a thread around his neck. Mistaking it for an ordinary thread, Kumar pulled it off and the maanja thread left a deep cut on his neck.
The caterer, with blood oozing from his neck, subsequently fell unconscious on the road and died. Police sources said that there were some slum settlements and a ground where a large number of children play during weekends, along the road Kumar was travelling on....more
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