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Karkala: Boy tries to mimic suicide for selfie - faces grave danger

Daijiworld Media Network - Karkala (SP)

Karkala, Apr 21: A boy who tried to act like hanging himself and take a selfie of the scene, faced imminent danger to his life. With the timely help of his friend however, he was saved. He is recovering in a hospital.

The boy who made this attempt is from Konkanarabettu in Kabbinale village near Hebri. His friend was present when the boy made a noose from the rope, stood on stool, inserted his neck into the noose, and acted like hanging. Before he could click the selfie, the stool slipped from under his feet, and the noose got tightened around his neck. His friend immediately alerted the family members of the boy. He was then brought down and rushed to a private hospital at Hebri.

After initial care, the boy was shifted to a hospital at Manipal. It is gathered that he is recovering there. Damodar Nayak, a local entrepreneur, helped the family to rush the boy to the hospital without delay.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Apr 22 2017

    This selfie infection is more dangerous than any othher infection.Nothing in this world the boy found for a selfie motive than this ?How old is this boy?Thank God his friend was just there at right time and place.I am sure he will never try again this play.Wish him fast recovery.How many people wanted to have a selfie with a wild animal and were self later a opfer ?Many try to make a selfie when they see a accident or helpers doing work,but forget to help the person or,are a blocking the path who wants to help,lke police or firebrigade.Damn this selfie.

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  • Dilip, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Sad as the incident might be there sure is no cure for stupidity.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Selfie, selfie, and selfie. This young boy is lucky to be alive if not of the timely help of his friend. My salute to his friend. I wish the selfie crazy guy recovers soon.

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  • pradeep, mangalore

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Time to ban social media for boys and girls below 18 years of age.
    Social media and selfie is a poison.
    Govt. of India should make it compulsory by law that underage kids should not be able to make an account on social media,some of them like Facebook ask for ID proof anyways.
    Young minds are easily manipulated on social media and most of the times,parents are unable to keep track on their activities as kids are smart and know to hide the things they do on their phones.
    There are even some apps that help with these,those should also be banned.
    In USA a few days ago one 13 year old boy shot himself dead live accidentally on Instagram.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Selfie was his biggest gift to the nation in 2014 ...

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  • ahmed hussian, uchil

    Sat, Apr 22 2017


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  • PINTO, Qatar

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    This has never happened in last 70 i right Jossey brother?

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  • Lakshmi Wilson R, Mangaluru Gorigudda

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Timely help averted the disaster. Otherwise it would have been a disaster. Thanks to the family of Damodar Nayak who saved him. It helped to save the life of a person.Young people must very careful when taking selfies. The selfy craze must end. God is great and the young boys life is saved

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Selfie game is very dangerous. many youths have died while clicking photos on the sea rocks, waterfalls canals etc. better desist from this selfie craze as sometimes it would cost ones life.

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  • denzil, mangalore

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    Heights of Marl

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  • Devkumar, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    nobody knows how many deaths occur in near future on account of ' selfie '
    wants to pass strict law on this avoid taking selfie in dangerous place and play self destruction.

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  • Sheikh M, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 21 2017

    I m with you, but how?, Everybody is following feku and his way of selfie, He is unstoppable

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