Days after going lacking, the physique of a 19-year-old youth was discovered from the banks of a river and in keeping with the police, he died whereas taking selfies leaning out of a shifting practice in Srirangapatna, the cops knowledgeable Thursday.
Upparpet Police in Bengaluru recovered the physique from the banks of the Lokapavani river in Srirangapatna and the sufferer was recognized as Abhishek, who labored as a helper at a bar and restaurant in Gandhinagar in Bengaluru.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP West) Sanjeev Patil stated Abhishek and his 4 pals boarded a practice to Mandya on the evening of November 6 from Majestic to attend a village competition. “He known as his mom from the station earlier than boarding the practice to tell her that he was coming dwelling. Whereas the practice was approaching Pandavapura, he was seen clicking selfies close to the door of the coach, as per the assertion of one in every of his pals. He allegedly misplaced his stability and was seen hanging onto the coach door and disappeared whereas the practice was shifting.”
“His pals obtained down at Mandya and looked for him on the tracks earlier than alerting his relations. As Abhishek didn’t come dwelling, his dad and mom filed a lacking grievance on the police station and in the course of the probe, we discovered his physique on November 15 close to Srirangapatna,” Patil added.
In line with the police, preliminary investigation confirmed Abhishek clung to an iron bar on the practice door and bent his physique outdoors. “Whereas doing so, he might have failed to note the practice approaching a bridge on the canal and was hit by the railing. He fell into the canal and was washed away a minimum of 6 km from the spot the place he fell,” Patil stated,
After a number of days of looking out, the railway police and native fishermen discovered his physique from the banks of the river. The police have taken up a case of unnatural demise and handed over the physique to his relations.
Patil additionally appealed to the general public to not take selfies close to the doorways of a shifting practice and danger their lives.