Selfie costs man his life

MUSSOORIE: Taking a selfie with a friend cost a man his life last evening when the duo was on its way to Mussoorie.

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Ajay Ramola

Tribune News Service

Mussoorie, July 2

Taking a selfie with a friend cost a man his life last evening when the duo was on its way to Mussoorie. The man fell in a 150-feet deep gorge and was pulled out with the help of locals and the police. He was rushed to a local hospital where docotors declared him brought dead.

Sources in the Mussoorie police said Priyank Gupta (32), a resident of Mali Mohalla, near Saharanpur Chowk, Dehradun, along with his friend Arpit Gupta, were going to Mussoorie on a bicycle for a short trip. As they reached near Chuna Khala on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road, they began taking selfies after parking their bicycle on the cliff side of the road. Priyank, who was trying to get a better view of the Doon Valley, lost balance and felled into the 150-feet gorge.

Local residents informed the police which reached the spot and rushed Priyank to St Mary’s Government Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

This is not the first incident of this kind on the road. Last year, a youth died when he stepped backwards and fell into a deep gorge while his friend was clicking a picture.

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