College student climbs atop train, touches live wire, dies
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College student climbs atop train, touches live wire, dies

Seeing a goods train carrying petroleum products at the station, the student, Srihari, expressed his desire to check the overhead electric wire, according to police.

india Updated: Sep 08, 2018 22:46 IST
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espite being warned by friends, the student scaled the top of the train, touched the wire and died at the spot.(Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)

A college student died of electrocution on Saturday after he climbed atop a train here and touched the electric wire above it, police said.

Srihari (18) from Nilgiris district and studying BCA in a private college had gone near the Peelamedu Railway Station to have tea with five of his friends from the hostel at around 4 AM, the police said.

Seeing a goods train carrying petroleum products at the station, Srihari reportedly expressed his desire to check the overhead electric wire, they said.

Despite being warned by his friends, he scaled the top of the train, touched the wire and died at the spot.

On being informed by the friends, Railway police recovered the body and sent it for a postmortem.

First Published: Sep 08, 2018 22:46 IST