Nagpur: Brought back a forgetful memory for lecturer Rajesh Kshirsagar, On the morning of Makar Sankranti. The pink skin on his neck with 2 wounds trembled at the sight of kites flying in the sky.
About four days ago, 12 stitches were removed from Kshirsagar right hand. While he was trying to remove the nylon manja, At that time, he had suffered very serious injuries to his fingers, due to which his neck was severed, barely within two seconds.
Kshirsagar remembers that this too happened so quickly. Kshirsagar was on a motorcycle with a friend on the Sadar flyover, At that time suddenly Kshirsagar felt that the manja was torn from his jacket. Rajesh Kshirsagar felt severe pain in his neck. He tried to take it off and then his neck and hands were bleeding.
The incident is about 26 days before the festival. Kshirsagar asks is he still in mental trauma. The police took him to the hospital. Where the doctors told him that if the manja was a little deeper, then he would have died. How can people still buy and sell this thread?
Manja still sold in markets
Kshirsagar says that he feels that even if one producer or seller is jailed, others will get the message. He has also said that it is necessary that the problem be eradicated from the root. Strict action should be taken against the manufacture of this banned product.
It bothers them to a great extent that despite a ban of almost five years, manja is still being sold in markets, online and even with free home-delivery service.
Kshirsagar has also said that nothing will change until the local authorities come together and take a pledge not to allow the sale of nylon manja. Till then the media will keep interviewing victims like him, people will read and sympathize for a while and then the same people will come out and buy nylon manja.