19-year-old dies after trying to take Selfie on train


New Delhi, March 6: Yet again a selfie temptation became a killer for a 19-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia.

The untoward incident took place when a student was trying to get a selfie on the top of a stationary goods train near Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station, suddenly he came in contact with a high tension wire and died on the spot.

According to the police, the incident held on Saturday evening when the deceased, Mohammad Ayyub, a resident of old Delhi area, had come Nizamuddin area to attend a relative’s marriage.

“Ayyub and other relatives, after attending the marriage function, came to the rail tracks around 6.30 p.m., where they found a stationary good trains. Ayyub climbed on top of the train to take a selfie and came in contact with high tension live wire overhead and died on the spot,” a senior police officer said.

His relatives later informed the police about the incident, the officer added.

“His family members were informed about his death and his body was handed over to them on Sunday after a post-mortem examination. His last rites were performed at Nizamuddin graveyard,” the officer added.

He was a First Year student and is survived by his parents, brother and sister.

 Wefornews Bureau

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