Mumbai: 15 spots have been recognised as 'no-selfie' zones by the Mumbai Police. These spots have been selected as dangerous places. Police will now work closely with BMC to make people aware of the consequences of clicking selfies in these dangerous zones. This step is being taken due to an incident that took place on 9th January at a beach in Mumbai.
Some college girls while clicking a selfie fell into the Arabian Sea. One of the girls lost her life while the other two were saved by a braveheart. The 18-year-old victim, identified as Tarannum Ansari, was accompanied by her two friends Anjum Khan (19) and Kasuri Khan (19). While clicking their selfie, they slipped and fell into the swirling seawaters off the rocky beach of Bandra Bandstand.
A local youth named Rajesh Walunj who witnessed the girls falling into the sea jumped into the rising tidal waters and managed to rescue Anjum and Kasuri. He later tried to save Tarannum but failed. Since then Rajesh too had gone missing, until recently his body was recovered by the Coast Guard.
It is following this incident that precautionary measures are being put in place by the Mumbai police to prevent further mishaps from happening. Some of the spots that have been selected as 'no-selfie' zones are Marine Drive, Girgaum chowpatty, Bandra Bandstand, to name a few.
The 'selfie' habit has become more of an obsession rather than something to be enjoyed and youngsters have been seen going to extreme lengths for a selfie.