Selfie craze claims four lives in Kolkata

Selfie craze claims four lives in Kolkata

Selfie craze claims four lives in Kolkata

Written by Bella Dalima

14 Apr, 2017 | 6:51 pm

A man’s quest to take a dramatic selfie resulted in the tragic death of four others in Kolkata on Thursday evening.

According to the police, Taraknath Makal was travelling by train with four friends – all aged between 25 and 30 years – when he reportedly leaned out of the door to take a selfie photograph.

However, he lost his footing and fell off the train. Makal’s companions jumped out to save him, but ended up getting mowed down by another train coming from the opposite direction.

While the four friends – Sumit Kumar, Sanjiv Polley, Kajal Saha and Chandan Polley – lost their lives, Makal is fighting for his life in a hospital.

The incident occurred between Liluah and Belur stations, in the vicinity of Howrah, while the five were returning from a temple in Tarakeswar after offering prayers.

Police said though the compartment was not crowded, Makal was hanging out of the door in an attempt to take a selfie. They plan to question the hospitalised youth to know exactly how the incident unfolded.

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