A 14-year-old boy who was injured while taking a selfie with his friends in Nayagaon locality of Jabalpur on Friday succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.
The deceased identified as Om Nagdeo was a resident of the Gorakhpur locality.
Ashok Lalwani, a relative of deceased told the press that Om went out with his friends for some work on Friday when the incident took place, taking the number of selfie-related deaths in Madhya Pradesh to five.
Addressing the media, Gorakhpur police station sub-inspector BL Dhurve said, “Om and three of his friends stood on top of electricity poles lying on the ground in the Nayagaon locality and tried to take selfies on Friday evening.”
“The electricity poles could not take the weight and started rolling due to which the boys lost their balance, fell on each other and got trapped between the poles,” he added.
Local residents had admitted him to the nearby hospital.
While one of Om’s friend’s Aman Sodwani was greviously hurt two others escaped with minor injuries.
When contacted Mahesh Kumar Sodwani, father of Aman Sodwani said, “My son got a fracture in his left leg.”
He added, “The boys were taking a selfie when the incident took place. However, I have not visited the site of incident yet.”