The craze to take a selfie video with a speeding train in the background nearly cost the life of a young man in Hyderabad.
He escaped with injuries as he was knocked down by a train while aiming for the 'daring' shot.
Identified as Shiva by the police, the youth attempted to take the selfie with fast approaching Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) train in the background.
The incident occurred on Sunday near Bharat Nagar railway station on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
After the disturbing video surfaced on Wednesday, it went viral with many netizens describing the stunt as "height of stupidity" and appealing to youths never to attempt this.
The video shows the young man smiling into his smartphone camera and pointing at the approaching train with his right hand. As the train comes closer, someone is heard warning him. However, he ignores the warning and is heard saying "one minute".
The video ends with a thud as the young man is hit by the train. It records the commotion that followed as people rushed towards him.
Hailing from Warangal town of Telangana, Shiva sustained injuries on his head and hands. He was admitted to a private hospital where his condition was stated to be stable.