The new ‘selfie culture’ has cost Indian three college students their lives, who were attempting to take their self-portraits when they were run over by a speeding train, the Times of India reported on Tuesday.
Their friend, Aneesh, who survived told police that the foursome was on its way to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal on India’s Republic Day. He said they had attempted to take a “daredevil selfie” at the railway track.
The students, who hailed from New Delhi, Moradabad and Faridabad, were killed in the accident on the railway tracks in Mathura, near Kosikala early in the morning.
Aneesh told the police it was he who wanted to capture that moment in time, but unfortunately, his friends were killed by a speeding train before they could even jump off the track.
The deceased have been identified as Afzal, Iqbal and Yakub, who were all between the ages of 20 and 22. Their bodies have been sent for a postmortem.