Student injured in accident, dies

Two friends on pillion were taking video of the motorcycle ride

Published - February 22, 2019 10:08 pm IST


The craze for uploading adventurous videos on social media application TikTok seems to have claimed the life of a youth in Thanjavur.

Tamil University Police are investigating a case in which three college students, riding a motorcycle, met with an accident recently while the pillion riders were taking a video of the ride on a mobile phone. One of students was severely injured in the accident and died later at Thanjavur Medical College Hospital.

According to police sources, the students – Surya, Reagan and Vignesh – studying in a private college in Thanjavur, met with the accident while riding a two-wheeler on Pudukottai Road on February 13. While Surya was driving the motorcycle in a rash manner, Reagan and Vignesh were reportedly taking a video of their ride on a mobile phone.

Surya had soon lost control of the vehicle and dashed against another vehicle proceeding their bike. All the three sustained injuries and were admitted to hospital.

The students had subsequently uploaded a video clip of their ride on TikTok mobile application. Meanwhile, Surya succumbed to his injuries on February 17. When the police went to the hospital to inquire about the incident, they found that Reagan and Vignesh had been discharged.

When asked whether the student who drove the vehicle had licence and whether they had their helmets on, the police said the full facts of the case could be ascertained only after further investigation. A case under Section 304 (a) of the IPC had been booked. Additional sections could be added, if necessary, only after the completion of the investigation, they said.

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