Student drowns in background while friends take selfies

Kanakapura, September 26

In what was another case of ‘selfie fever’ claiming lives, a 17-year-old student on Monday drowned in a pond near Karnataka’s Kanakapura, while his friends were busy taking group selfies.

The deceased has been identified as G Vishwas, a student of National College in Jayanagar, who went for trekking with 21 students.Reportedly, the incident came to light after Vishwas’ friends started searching for him and came across a picture that captured the boy drowning, while they struck poses for the camera.After informing the team coordinator, they went back to the pond and found his body floating.