A 19-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia died after coming in contact with a high tension wire while taking a selfie above a stationary goods train near Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station.

Police said the incident occurred on Saturday evening when the deceased, Mohammad Ayyub, a resident of Old Delhi area, had visited Nizamuddin area to attend a relative's marriage.

Source: b'"Ayyub climbed on top of the train to take a selfie and came in contact with high tension live wire overhead and died on the spot," said a police officer. | Source: Reuters'

"Ayyub and other relatives, after attending the marriage function, came to the rail tracks around 6.30 p.m., where they found a stationary goods train. Ayyub climbed on top of the train to take a selfie and came in contact with high tension live wire overhead and died on the spot," a senior police officer said.

His relatives later informed the police about the incident, the officer added.

Source: b"Police said the incident occurred on Saturday evening when the deceased, Mohammad Ayyub, a resident of Old Delhi area, had visited Nizamuddin area to attend a relative's marriage. | Source: PTI"

"His family members were informed about his death and his body was handed over to them on Sunday after a post-mortem examination. His last rites were performed at Nizamuddin graveyard," the officer added.

He was a First Year student and is survived by his parents, brother and sister.

(Feature image source: Reuters)