Indian youth dies as Instagram reel attempt goes wrong

Shocking incident took place when Kumar hung upside down from flag post on the roof of a school

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Shivam Kumar — Instagram/the_shivan_8810/File
Shivam Kumar — Instagram/the_shivan_8810/File 

In an attempt to create a viral Instagram reel, Shivam Kumar, 21, lost his life in India’s Uttar Pradesh, it emerged on Friday.

The shocking incident took place when Kumar hung upside down from a flag post on the roof of a school. The 21-year-old wanted to raise a flag on the pole while hanging upside down but the stunt turned fatal as the pole, he was hanging with, suddenly collapsed leading to his death.

On Thursday evening, Kumar reached at a Junior High School in Khairada village in Janpad Banda, where his friends were eagerly waiting for him, NDTV reported

Without knowing that it was Kumar’s last Instagram stunt, the trio climbed the school’s rooftop. Kumar hung upside down from the flag post as his friends were recording his video. The pole suddenly fell and he got crushed beneath it. He died on the spot.

The police, however, said that no formal complaint has been lodged by his family in this regard so far.