The Government Railway Police (GRP) have warned of action against people taking selfies on the footboard of moving trains, platforms and railway tracks.
This step has been taken, following the recent death of a youth who attempted to take a selfi e on a moving train. He had succumbed to brain hemorrhage after being hit by a lamp post.
Police said the man, identified as Parthasarathy , a resident of Dr Thomas Road at Teynampet, was on his way to Vandalur with his friends on September 13.
He attempted to take the selfie when the train was taking a sharp curve over the Adyar river between Saidapet and Guindy. His friends told police that Parthasarathy hit a post beside the track and suffered a head injury. He fell off the train and he suffered fractures.
Additional General Manager P.K. Mishra appealed to passengers, particularly youth, against taking selfies on moving trains and railway track.
Superintendent of Railway Police P. Vijayakumar warned of action under the provisions of the Indian Railways Act, 1989, and IPC.
In Chennai district, 600 cases of deaths have been reported due to tresspassing into banned areas, in a year alone. So far, 14 cases of deaths have been registered under the accidental fall category.