There was a viral video about a man being hit by a train while taking a selfie video. But later in the week the same man and his friends uploaded a video saying this video is a prank and it was made to let people know the value of life over selfies.
But unfortunately for him the speeding train hits the youth and the video ends as the phone falls from his hands.
Such a foolish n mad guy this person is, a man severely injured when a MMTS train hit him in Lingampally #Hyderabad while taking selfie video, incident happened 3 days back n this person admitted in hospital pic.twitter.com/m0m6yJ8gIK
— Nellutla Kavitha (@iamKavithaRao) January 24, 2018
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.
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.
This guy Shiva n his friends created MMTS train accident fake video, fooled ppl as accident took place, this guy works in a gym at Madapur as general instructor, got this info from my teammate who goes to this gym, now this guy is absconding pic.twitter.com/QebASR3FcS
— Nellutla Kavitha (@iamKavithaRao) January 25, 2018
The channel in its report claimed that the youth has been arrested since.
source: India Times