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Belagavi: Deepak Thekachoma who was undergoing treatment for eye injury had sustained with the kite manja (kite thread) died at a hospital on Thursday morning in Bengaluru.

Student of Bharatesh Homeopathic Medical College, hailing from Manipur, 23-year-old Deepak fell down from the bike when few youths using manja to fly kites hit his throat and eyes. It was thick manja (thread) made with chemicals and glass powder. The incident took place a week ago on Pune-Bengaluru National Highway near Kakti.

Deepak was first rushed to the KLE hospital where surgery was conducted to his eyes and shifted for further treatnent to other hospital at Bengaluru.