Selfie obsession claims 2 lives, injures one

The selfie obsession claimed two lives and critically injured another person in a tragic incident that occurred at Bandravi Reserve Forest Range, Megalakanive near Ramapur in the taluk on Thursday.

Police identified the deceased as Venkatesh (24) son of Thippeswamy and Honnurswamy (23) son of Basvaraj of Rampur village of the taluk. The other injured person was shifted to Ballari Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences.

The trio were students holidaying in the forest. They fell off a cliff accidentally while taking selfies on their mobiles. The slopes were slippery because of the rain water flowing in streams down them. A case has been registered at the Ramapur Police Station.

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