Selfie Craze: 17 YO electrocuted for climbing goods wagon

Mysuru: A 17-year-old teenager reportedly died on the spot due to electrocution after he touched a live wire in an attempt to click selfies.

The incident is reported from Mysuru, where the victim identified as Preetham a pre-university student climbed on to a parked goods wagon at Naganahalli railway station to click selfies, TOI reports.

The teenager hailed from Nuguvinhalli, Mandya district and was busy clicking selfies when he accidentally touched a high voltage live cable wire which was running just four feet above the wagon which was parked on platform no. 2.

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According to the railway police, the incident may have happened around 1.15pm on Thursday when he was all alone.

The incident came to light when a villager alerted the station manager about the tragedy.

Preetham’s body has been shifted to the mortuary. His father is in judicial custody following his mother’s death.

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