In Odisha’s Nayagarh district, a 16-year-old boy died, when a stunt TikTok video he was shooting went horribly erroneous.
This lockdown has increased social media usage during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It noted that there has been a 27 per cent increase in TikTok engagement. The deceased boy has been identified as Premananda Sahu. He was allegedly staying at a relative’s house at Lenkudipada village in the district post the lockdown.
As per sources, Premananda was filming a skit of hanging himself from the ceiling fan for sharing it on social networking application ‘TikTok’, keeping his phone at a window of the house. While he was acting to hang himself from the ceiling fan for the video but unfortunately he got chocked to death.
The local police reached the spot, on being informed, collected the body and sent it for autopsy test.
“An unnatural death case has been registered in this connection and further investigation is on,” police said