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Slashed by kite ‘manja’, Manipur student dies in Bengaluru

Incident happened three weeks ago; the victim was studying at the Bharatesh Homeopathic Medical College (BHMC) in Belagavi in Karnataka

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Guwahati: A medical student hailing from Manipur, who faced multiple injuries after a glass-coated manja (kite-flying thread) slashed his face on October 21, succumbed to his injuries in a Bengaluru hospital on Thursday.

The victim, Deepak Singh Thokchom, was a resident of Imphal and was studying at the Bharatesh Homeopathic Medical College (BHMC) in Belagavi in Karnataka. He was in the final year of his course.

As per reports, the incident happened on October 21 when Thokchom was heading towards Bengaluru from the Kakati village. While he was en route, he was hit by a glass-coated thread. He reportedly sustained serious injuries on his face cutting his nose, left ear and left eye, and down to the eye ball, said reports.

Thokchom’s mortal remains were flown back to Imphal to perform the last rites.