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Home / Patna / Man takes selfie atop train in Bihar, high tension wire chars him to death

Man takes selfie atop train in Bihar, high tension wire chars him to death

Rohan Kumar, of Sikandarpur locality, climbed atop a goods train in Narayanpur Anant railway station around 6 pm on Friday.

patna Updated: Feb 17, 2018 15:39 IST
Ajay Kumar
Ajay Kumar
Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur
Rohan Kumar was posing for a selfie when he came in contact with the 30,000-volt overhead high tension wire. There was a huge spark and he was engulfed in a fire that killed him on the spot.
Rohan Kumar was posing for a selfie when he came in contact with the 30,000-volt overhead high tension wire. There was a huge spark and he was engulfed in a fire that killed him on the spot. (Shutterstock )
         

A 22-year-old man was charred to death when he came in contact with a high tension electricity cable while taking a selfie atop a stationary goods train in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.

Rohan Kumar, of Sikandarpur locality in the town, was burnt when he climbed a goods train in Narayanpur Anant railway station around 6 pm on Friday, station house officer (SHO) of government railway police (GRP), Muzaffarpur, Achche Lal Singh Yadav said.

He was posing for a selfie when he came in contact with the 30,000-volt overhead high tension wire. There was a huge spark and he was engulfed in a fire that killed him on the spot, Yadav said, quoting locals and labourers working in the nearby railway yard who witnessed the incident.

A friend of Rohan, who had accompanied him, fled the spot after the incident, police said.