BHUBANESWAR: Selfie mania proved dangerous yet again. Driven by the zeal to take a daring selfie, an engineering student of the City climbed atop a stationary train only to be thrown off to the ground by heavy electric wave from overhead cables on Monday.
The 19-year-old engineering student, identified as Suvendu Nayak, sustained serious burns after he came close to an 11 KV electrical cable near Mancheswar railway goods shed.
Suvendu was standing on the roof of the stationary train and posing for photographs when he came within the electric field of a direct current (DC) line running over the railway tracks.
Within fraction of a second, he received a high voltage electric shock and was thrown to the ground. While Suvendu sustained serious burn injuries, two of his friends who were watching his act from the ground rushed him to the nearby railway hospital from where he was shifted to Capital Hospital.
As Suvendu sustained 80 per cent burn injuries, the doctors referred him to SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack. Till last reports came in, his condition was critical.
Suvendu is a resident of Block III at BSNL Colony in Nayapalli here. He is a student of CIPET in the City. He had gone to visit the Mancheswar railway station area with his friends Shruti Ranjan Nayak and Sahila Nandan Bahalia.