Rail stunt youth apologises for his ‘stupidity’

A Bijbehara youth, who drew scorn from social media users for lying face down in the middle of the railway track while a train sped over him, has apologised for his “stupidity” after the police detained and counseled him.
Rail stunt youth apologises for his ‘stupidity’
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A Bijbehara youth, who drew scorn from social media users for lying face down in the middle of the railway track while a train sped over him, has apologised for his "stupidity" after the police detained and counseled him.

"I apologise to all the people who commented about or shared (the video of) my stupid stunt. I feel ashamed and I wouldn't repeat it," he wrote on his Facebook account.

A friend of the youth who had filmed the stunt too was called for counseling by the police.

Anantnag senior superintendent of police Altaf Ahmad Khan told Greater Kashmir, "We let them go after proper counseling because their act might incite other youths to repeat this dangerous stunt."

The police later released a video in which the youth is asking for forgiveness and thanking the police for not booking him.

"The stunt is dangerous and I advise all not to imitate the same. I also apologise to my parents and the society for this shameful act," the youth is heard saying in the video.

His friend who shot the video also apologised for not stopping his friend from performing the stunt.

The stunt had outraged many. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote on his Twitter account: "Arresting him isn't the solution. He should be counseled and let off with a stern warning. Our prisons are too full of young men as it is and stupidity isn't a crime."

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