Selfie responsible for the deaths of siblings in Jammu
Jammu, Jun 26: Selfies are meant to save a moment so that you can go back and relive the day by looking at the pictures. But attempting to click selfies while risking your life can cause fatal accidents that we have been reading about in recent times. People falling off a bridge or slipping into a river while clicking a selfie have now led to the introduction of 'No Selfie' zones.
A brother-sister duo drowned in Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor town while clicking a selfie, police said today. Sanjay (25) and his sister Sanjana (18), hailing from Ban Ganga village of Reasi district, were taking a selfie on the banks of Chenab river at Jia Pota in Akhnoor when they lost balance and fell in the water last evening, a police official said. He said local divers swung into action and were also joined by a police party but the siblings, who had come for a picnic with their family, could not be saved. Sanjana's body was fished out of the river late last evening, while efforts are on to find Sanjay's body, the police official said.
A similar incident took place last November in Jharkhand when Sulekha Kumari, a 16-year old girl, fell into a pond and slipped into the deep waters while trying to click a selfie. Many such selfie related accidents have taken place in recent times including when a boy got onto a train to click a selfie and got electrocuted and another time when a boy slipped off a cliff while taking a selfie.
Many such incidents have been reported when people attempt to take risky selfies to show off on social media. The most prominent cases are of falling from a height or drowning in a river, train or other vehicle accidents, electrocution or when trying to click selfies with wild animals.
OneIndia News with PTI inputs