A bizarre and growing trend among the youth is to perform life-threatening stunts without being aware of its consequences. The craze of rooftopping, taking outrageous selfies on highrise balconies or doing spider-man-style stunts is all too common in India and elsewhere.
A similar terrifying incident involving young daredevils risking their lives has been captured on video. The group were spotted standing on the bridge in front of a large passenger train passing through a canal. With just seconds to spare, teenagers started jumping into the canal one by one.
According to a local, boys from nearby areas perform such stunts as they are well acquainted with it. He said these boys performing these stunts have been a regular phenomenon and despite the facts that some boys have drowned, it fails to deter them.
A youth who performs these stunts says he do it just for entertainment and it is great way of having fun. He also says that youth often place bets on who jumps last.
Watch the video here:
Meanwhile, police officers have a tough time manning the tracks and stopping teenagers diving off the bridge.
As per a study, India has the dubious distinction of highest number of selfie-related deaths. Between March 2014 and September 2016, 60 per cent of all “selfie deaths”, where a person dies while trying to take a picture of themselves, occurred in India.