A video of a horrifying accident which showed a youth getting hit by a train while attempting a selfie had gone viral. In the chilling video, a Telangana youth, identified as Shiva was seen standing near a speeding train to click the ‘perfect selfie’.
But unfortunately for him, the speeding train hits the youth and the video ends as the phone falls from his hands. Multiple media reports claimed that the youth had suffered serious injuries on head and hand, but survived. The news spread like wildfire and once again reiterated growing number of selfie accidents in India. But now there is a new twist in the entire narrative.
Apparently, the youth was never hit by the train and the entire video was staged! According to ABN Telugu, a regional news channel the video was faked by Shiva and his friends. The news channel has aired a new video of Shiva, accompanied by his friends making fun of the video.
Watch the news which revealed it was fake and staged:
Nellutla Kavitha, a journalist working with the news channel tweeted the video saying the youth who works as a gym instructor has been absconding since the video went viral.
The channel in its report claimed that the youth has been arrested since.