Death defying video by Kashmiri youth goes viral on social media; Omar Abdullah calls out 'drastically wrong' adventure seeking

A purported video of a death-defying stunt by a Kashmiri man, in which he lies on a railway track while a speeding train passes over him, has taken social media by storm, prompting calls for strict action to prevent it from becoming a trend

PTI January 24, 2018 13:55:55 IST
Death defying video by Kashmiri youth goes viral on social media; Omar Abdullah calls out 'drastically wrong' adventure seeking

A purported video of a death-defying stunt by a Kashmiri man, in which he lies on a railway track while a speeding train passes over him, has taken social media by storm, prompting calls for strict action to prevent it from becoming a trend.

Death defying video by Kashmiri youth goes viral on social media Omar Abdullah calls out drastically wrong adventure seeking

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah said there's something "drastically wrong" with it. Reuters

The undated video, which emerged on social media on Tuesday evening, shows the Pheran (a traditional Kashmiri cloak) clad man lying face down in the middle of the track as the train passed over him.

He lets out a celebratory shout after the stunt to his friend who seems to have recorded the video, which is being widely shared on the internet, even as several social media users called for action against him.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah called out the "stupidity" of the act.

"There is something drastically wrong with this sort of adventure seeking. I can't believe the stupidity of these young men," Omar wrote on Twitter.

"There should be strict action against this stupid boy," a Facebook user wrote.

Administrators of many WhatsApp groups have urged their members not to circulate the video, saying it can influence impressionable minds the wrong way.

Government officials were not immediately available for a comment on the video.

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