On Thursday, May 9th 2019, a 16-year old climbed on top of a railway engine to take a selfie and was electrocuted.
The 16- year old, Rahul Patva, is a resident of Vidyanagar in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He travelled to Sumerganj Mandi railway station with the sole intention of taking the picture.
He waited quite a while for a train to arrive. After quite a while a train arrived and Rahul climbed on top of the engine. He got on contact with the high tension overhead cable and was thrown to the railway track from the electric shock according to the onlookers.
Police arrived at the scene and Rahul was immediately taken to the Indragadh hospital. He suffered over 70 percent burns and died as soon as he reached the hospital.