It seems that stupidity has no limits, especially when it comes to the use of social media.
Social media influencer Irfan Khan from Mumbai is a prime example to this. The 28-year-old, known as Iffy Khan on YouTube and Instagram, is in hot soup after he faked suicide in a now-viral video.
Vice World News reported that Khan last week shot a video of himself dying by suicide after being rejected by a lover. The video was edited to look like he was jumping in front of a train to commit suicide.
The video then garnered 44,000 views on Instagram, and over 300,000 views on Twitter.
Needless to say, the authorities soon took notice and are investigating him under several sections, including Section 336 of the Indian Penal Code, for committing an act to endanger the lives of others and himself, Section 505 (1) for publishing or circulating statements containing a rumour or alarming news, and also the Indian Railways Act for creating nuisance and trespassing.
Khan, however, has defended his act, saying it was made for entertainment purposes.
"It was a mistake. My intention was never bad or to encourage people to (die by) suicide," he told the portal.
Khan has since taken down the video and issued a public apology over the matter.
Source: Vice World News
Photo source: Vice World News, Insider
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