NEW DELHI: Obsession with selfies claimed two more young lives in the capital when two teenagers were crushed under a train while posing between two railway tracks at Anand Vihar, east Delhi, on Saturday afternoon.
The victims, Yash Kumar, 16, and Shubham, 14, along with five friends studying in the same tuition centre, had pooled in money and rented a DSLR camera for Rs 400 per day. Cops said they wanted to build a modelling portfolio.
As per accounts of the other boys, the group had chosen a spot between two tracks to take selfies with an approaching train in the background. They were so engrossed in taking pictures when the train approached that they didn't notice another train coming from the opposite direction.
While others stayed where they were, Yash and Shubham, in a reflex action, jumped onto the other track fearing they would be crushed between two trains. They instantly came under the second train and died, police said.
Accha hua stupids. Still people dont learn.
Are you sick?
U must be mentally sick!
Because Indian learns or still don''t learn from these accidents,that way achcha huva for prevention if it works
U r stupid assshole. Wait something like this happens to someone near and dear to you. How can one be so insensitive?
Exactly. Thank god it wasn''t Bihar because those fools would have set the train ablaze.
The modern gadgets and their addiction by the young is worrying. Even ten year olds now want cameras and mobile phones. As many parents are there who would not like to see their children depressed for anything, they would give him or her the most expensive gadgets they want. Other children, after watching that demand their parents to get them those things. If they do not, they either think their parents are not loving them or go steal from the house to buy some gadgets themselves.
All this for what? To impress girls?
Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
This selfie craze is going too much. Why could not these people ask someone to shoot the picture? In olden days, in tourist spots when anyone wants their photo to be taken they ask another tourist to click. Meanwhile, I wonder why the government has not yet got into its head to ban mobiles with front cameras?