Video of youth performing deadly stunts on the roof of local train goes viral
A video depicting an unidentified youth performing death defying stunts on a Mumbai local is going viral on social media.
On Monday, a commuter noticed the youth while the train was crossing the Bhayandar bridge and captured the entire incident from his smartphone camera.
In the video, the youth can be seen standing on top of the moving local train and dodging the high-voltage electric overhead wires. The youth continues to perform the deadly stunt throughout the entire length of the video.
A single mistake, at any point during his roof travel, could have proved fatal.
Since the video only surfaced late night, railway authorities have been unable to identify or take any action against the stuntman in the video. However, they have been made aware of the video.
Despite repeated requests and multiple awareness campaigns by railway authorities, roof travelling remains a constant issue plaguing Mumbai’s suburban trains.
In a bid to curb the people from travelling on roofs, Railway Police Force (RPF) had conducted a two week drive on Harbour line and detained 150 commuters for travelling on roof of local trains. However, they were forced to discontinue the drive due to lack of personnel.