THE SELFIE ADDICTED GENERATION WITNESSED 76 DEATHS IN INDIA ALONE, AS MOST WERE HIT BY TRAINS OR FELL FROM HEIGHTS OR DROWNED WHILE IN THE PROCESS OF CLICKING SELFIES. AT LEAST 127 PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN DANGEROUS ATTEMPTS OF CLICKING SELFIES IN PAST TWO YEARS, OF WHICH INDIA HAS REPORTED THE MAXIMUM DEATHS.
A 20 year old, engineering student from Hyderabad, who visited a water body at Shamirpet in Majidpur village along with his female friend, slipped into the water while the couple were taking a selfie, and died on Monday Police informed that, 20-year-old, Srinivas Krishna Abhishek went to Hanumalkunta around 11am. The water body is located in an isolated area which was surrounded by trees. The boy along with his female friend started taking selfies in the area with the water as their background. Unfortunately, he was standing on the edge and he fell to his death.
“Suddenly, Srinivas either slipped or took a step backward and fell into the water. Both Srinivas and his friend did not know how to swim. Srinivas drowned,” sub-inspector informed the sources. Immediately after he fell, Srinivas’s friend began to search for people to come to his rescue. She informed someone after walking up to some distance, but it was too late.
Srinivas drowned along with the mobile phone with which he was taking the photos. Police said there was no evidence to support the theory except trusting the word of mouth.
Both friends, who were in the third year of engineering at CMR College, had bunked classes to head to the water body which is near their college campus. When police were informed about the drowning incident, they came and flushed out the body, pressing the services of expert swimmers.
They could not find the mobile phone, and attributed this to the depth of the water body being about 15 feet. Srinivas was a resident of Moti Nagar and his father works in a media house.
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SOURCE: INDIA TIMES