Kolkata: A middle- aged man who was on his way to his relative’s funeral got bruises on his throat from manja (kite flying thread) on Friday.According to sources, the incident took place at 6 pm and the man got stitches on his throat and fingers. Md Ghufran, a resident of Shibpur who was heading towards Alimuddin Street from Howrah Shibpur on a bike, was about to get down from the Vidyasagar Setu, when he noticed itching and a burning sensation on his throat and fingers. He then noticed blood coming out from his throat and fingers. A police case has also being registered in this connection. The incident reminds about a man whose face was slashed due to kite string on Maa flyover recently.