Kashmiri man performing life-threatening stunt on railway track goes viral
In a video that has gone viral on social media, a Kashmiri man can be seen lying down railway track while a speeding train passes over him. The man can be seen celebrating after completing the death-defying stunt.
The video shows a man wearing the traditional Kashmiri cloak and lying face down in the middle of the track as the train passed over him. After the train passes by he gets up in a celebratory, triumphant mood.
However, the undated video which surfaced on Tuesday has set alarm bells ringing in the Valley with several demands calls on social media for action to be taken against the man for the stunt.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah also called out the "stupidity" of the act.
There is something drastically wrong with this sort of adventure seeking. I can’t believe the stupidity of these young men. pic.twitter.com/83lLWanozR— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) January 23, 2018
And here's how Twitter reacted to this video:
Rather madness. The law enforcing authorities must take action against such people. Tantamount to attempted suicide (Section 309 of RPC). We lose our youth to violence, traffic accidents and other mishaps on daily basis. Can't afford further loss.— YusufJameelیوسف جمیل (@jameelyusuf) January 23, 2018
Oh my goodness!! His pheran was flapping as the train went over. What if it had got caught in something?! Silly boys think they're invincible.— Hinna (@hinnac) January 23, 2018
These mad people should be put behind bars, this adventure could have been a reason for derailment.— Mah Shooq. (@MashooqAhmad) January 23, 2018