Chennai: Teen’s selfie stunt on train leads to death

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 31, 2017, 1:58 am IST
Updated Aug 31, 2017, 2:21 am IST
The victim, M Dileepan, celebrating his birthday on Saturday, climbed up on top of a coach at Tambaram railway station yard and suffered burns.
Railway police said that Dileepan was celebrating his birthday with few of his friends and in between he climbed on top of a coach which was being serviced.
 Railway police said that Dileepan was celebrating his birthday with few of his friends and in between he climbed on top of a coach which was being serviced.

Chennai: A 17-year-old plus-2student who suffered burn injuries while trying to take a selfie on top of a train wagon on Saturday died at the Kilpauk Medical College on Wednesday.

The victim, M Dileepan, celebrating his birthday on Saturday, climbed up on top of a coach at Tambaram railway station yard and suffered burns after he came in contact with high-powered overhead cable.

 

Railway police said that Dileepan was celebrating his birthday with few of his friends and in between he climbed on top of a coach which was being serviced.

“Though he reached on top but got electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire. He was thrown off and fell to the ground and was later taken to KMC where he died on Wednesday.”

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