A photo shows the moment a student drowned while his friends were taking selfies, unaware that their friend is in trouble.
Vishwas G, 17, had been at a picnic with some other students from the National College in Bangalore, India, when they decided to go for a swim.
Sumanth A, one of the students, said:
We had finished swimming and left for the Gundanjaneya temple and did not notice Vishwas’s absence.
One of the students was replaying his selfie photos and noticed Vishwas drowning being captured in the frame.
He immediately alerted the NCC unit chief, Prof Girish, and other friends, and by the time they returned to the Kalyani, an hour had passed. Vishwas was nowhere to be seen.
Sadly Vishwas had drowned in the water and the selfie stands as a haunted reminder of his final moments.
His grieving family later protested his death by sitting with his body outside of the National College. They claim that lecturers in charge of the trip had been careless, although the case was later dropped after management promised an investigation and to take action against any staff member who was guilty.
Such a tragic end to a life that’s made even more tragic by this final selfie – if only those students or lecturers knew what was happening, he might be alive today. RIP.
To read about the pregnant model who died whilst taking this train track selfie, click HERE.