Manja slashes MCH nurse’s throat in Kolkata – Times of India

Kolkata News

KOLKATA: A 40-year-old senior nurse, who works with the Covid unit of Medical College and Hospital, sustained serious throat injuries due to Chinese manja on the Park Street flyover while she was riding a two-wheeler around 4.30pm on Wednesday.
The victim, Paromita Roy, who was posted as the sister-in charge at the CNCI’s Covid unit at Rajarhat, gave up travelling in public transport due to the pandemic. The incident happened when she was heading towards Park Street from Esplanade.
“A pink manja that entangled in my neck when I was riding the scooterette inflicted a deep cut on my throat,” Roy recounted. She lodged a complaint on the Twitter account of Kolkata traffic police , prompting the cops at Lalbazar to order a probe into the incident.
“I have handed over the thread, which got entangled around my neck, to the on-duty sergeant at the next crossing. Please take action,” she wrote in her complaint.
Responding to the incident, senior traffic cops said they would write to civic agencies to set up height barriers like the ones on Maa flyover. They also want the barriers to be installed at AJC Bose Road and Park Street flyovers as well as Vidyasagar Setu.
There have been reports of birds sustaining injuries from manja at Park Street flyover, but this is the first time that a two-wheeler rider has got injured. Police sources said surprise raids have been planned across eight police station areas in and around AJC Bose Road flyover-Maa flyover-Park Street flyover stretch. “We had carried out such raids in 2018 and could minimize accidents. We had managed to arrest over 16 people at that time,” said an officer.