Chennai: A sixteen-year-old boy was on Sunday mowed down by a speeding train, while he was trying to click himself in Chennai in Tamil Nadu, police said.
The incident happened yesterday evening when the boy was trying to take a selfie on the railway track, but was hit by a speeding train, which led to his death.
The victim has been identified as Dena Sukumar, a class 12 student of Poonamallee Aringnar Anna government higher secondary school.
Selfie-related deaths have continued to haunt India in 2016 as three girls drowned in sea while trying to click themselves in January this year. After the incident, Mumbai police identified 16 'No Selfie Zones' in the city in a bid to discourage people from putting themselves at risk while photographing themselves.
According to study by Washington Post, India accounted for about half of 27 selfie-related deaths across the world.