In another shocking instance of a selfie-death, an 18-year-old college student, Sujith, was killed near Sulur in Coimbatore while trying to take a selfie on the train tracks. His friend who had accompanied him has been admitted in the hospital and is currently undergoing treatment.
Sujith is the son of Mohan from Udayampalayam and has been attending his first year at a private college in Nelambur. Sujith and his friend Sathishkumar were clicking selfies on their phones, while standing on the tracks running through Muthukavundan Pudhur near Sulur.
They were hit by a goods train traveling from Erode to Kerala.
Sujith and Satishkumar were severely hurt by the impact of the hit and were taken to a private hospital in Singanallur. For further treatment, they were then transferred to Coimbatore Government Hospital.
However, without responding to treatment, Sujith died around midnight on January 24. Satishkumar is currently undergoing treatment.
The Railway police were able to gather information from Satishkumar and the case is currently being investigated by Pothanur Railway Police.
This news comes just a day after a similar accident in Hyderabad. A young man attempted to take a selfie with a fast approaching Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) train in the background. In spite of being warned by someone in the background, the young man continued to keep smiling and pointed at the approaching train without turning back to actually look at it.
The train hit him hard. Fortunately, he escaped with minor injuries and was fined Rs 500 by the Railway Police.