Ab­bot­tabad TikToker ar­rested af­ter train hits him dur­ing video shoot

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HARIPUR: A teenager got hit by a train while shoot­ing a TikTok video in Ab­bot­tabad’s Haripur, the po­lice con­firmed on Thurs­day morn­ing.

The 16-year-old, iden­ti­fied as Umar Hayat Khan, was film­ing him­self near the rail­way tracks of the Haripur sta­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to doctors, the teenager sus­tained mi­nor in­juries dur­ing the in­ci­dent, adding that it was “mirac­u­lous” be­cause he was hit badly.

In the video, Khan can be seen stand­ing be­side the rail­way tracks while one of his friends was film­ing him. It looked like he mis­cal­cu­lated the dis­tance be­tween him and the train and was hit by one of its han­dles on the back of his head.

A video of the in­ci­dent was up­loaded on TikTok af­ter which the po­lice ar­rested him on Thurs­day.

Ac­cord­ing to Haripur SHO Amir, a case un­der Sec­tion 325 (at­tempt to com­mit sui­cide) of the Pak­istan Pe­nal Code and Sec­tion 122 (tres­pass and re­fusal to de­sist from tres­pass which means un­law­fully en­ter­ing a rail­way) of the Rail­ways Act, 1980 has been reg­is­tered against him.

“He [Khan] put his life at risk for a two to three minute video and then even went on to up­load it on so­cial me­dia,” the of­fi­cer said. “It is noth­ing less than a mir­a­cle that he came out of the in­ci­dent safe.”

This, how­ever, sends out a wrong mes­sage and we highly dis­ap­prove of it, SHO Amir added.

The teenager said that he did not put up the video de­lib­er­ately. “I was there with four of my friends and af­ter I got hit my mo­bile phone fell.”

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