Indian government campaign against selfie as its increases death rate


Hyderabad: On January 26th, 2018 a self filmed video of 21 seconds was uploaded on social media in which a youth was hit by the Multi-Model Transport System train in Hyderabad, India. The video has been viewed by nearly ten thousand people across the world and was condemned by state authorities and public as well.

A gym trainer named T Shiva got several warning from different people including train drivers but he ignored them completely when he filmed himself near Borbanda railway station on January 26, 2018.

In the video, an audible warning from a person nearby and a repeated horn blaring from the train was clear but he didn’t move and continued filming by saying one minute, meanwhile the train struck him on the right side of his head and body and the phone fell to the ground.

He was brought to the hospital in severe condition and the video was uploaded by his girlfriend.

“Mr. Shiva had suffered several head injuries, for time being he is under observation. After 12 hours we will allow him to go to the home,” Senior Surgeon of Hyderabad Civil Hospital informed.

A senior police officer said, “After his recovery, he will be taken to the court for promotion of such kind of acts. Previously, he appeared in the court and been fined Rupees 500 ($7.87).”

Despite of that in October 2017, three teenagers were running over by a train, among them two were killed and third was still in comma while making selfies.

Nearly 200 death selfies were observed in India.

Experts said that the youth was obsessed by social media which was going to extreme lengths in the quest of reckless selfies.

In India every single day, a news of death selfie articulated across the country and every news headline was embroidered by it, according to official resources, state government made preventive measures, later they warned authorities to catch those people and sentenced them who performed those kinds of acts.








Reporter: Syeda Faiza Bukhari

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