In an undated video that has surfaced on social media, a Kashmiri man can be seen performing a life-threatening stunt by lying on a railway track as a speeding train passes over him.
After completing the insane stunt, the pheran-clad youth (Kashmiri cloak) can be seen letting out a loud celebratory roar, as his friends, who are capturing the video, cheer him on.
The video was widely shared after former J&K CM Omar Abdullah tweeted it, calling the act “stupid”.
There is something drastically wrong with this sort of adventure seeking. I can’t believe the stupidity of these young men. pic.twitter.com/83lLWanozR
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) January 23, 2018
Twitter was abuzz with reactions slamming the man for the act that could have led to a misadventure. This led to the man’s detention. The man has apologised for the ‘stupid stunt’.
Daily Greater Kashmir, reported that Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered a case against the youth. “We have arrested him. The case has been registered in this regard,” said additional Director General of Police, Muneer Ahmad Khan.
After the video went viral, Kashmiri youth apologises for the stunt. Says I apologize to all the people who commented or shared my stupid stunt. I feel ashamed & I wouldn’t repeat it again. I want to say to the police to forgive me for my stupid stunt & free me from prison. pic.twitter.com/S15bj9t3az
— News18 (@CNNnews18) January 24, 2018
Arresting him isn’t the solution. He should be counselled & let off with a stern warning. Our prisons are too full of young men as it is & stupidity isn’t a crime. https://t.co/FSpMhZZJaZ
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) January 24, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir police on its twitter handle however maintained that the boy has been counseled.
@AnantnagPolice counsels boy (Adil) who had performed yesterday train stunt along with the other boy (Muzamil Qasim)who shot the video.
The boy apologises his family and friends.@MehboobaMufti @spvaid @munirkhan_ips @DigSkr pic.twitter.com/V78c0yzpWD
— J&K Police (@JmuKmrPolice) January 24, 2018