VIZIANAGARAM: A BTech final year student from a private engineering college in Visakhapatnam was electrocuted while taking a selfie on a goods train wagon at L Kota railway station on Monday evening.
He died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Jami Purna Chandra Sai Vara Pratap (21), a resident of L Kota village in Vizianagaram district and son of Jami Appala Raju, former sarpanch of L Kota.
According to police, when Pratap was taking a selfie, the train started moving slowly. He came in contact with high tension electric line at the railway station and fell off the wagon with severe burns.