Clicking selfie claims another life! Mumbai boy falls in quarry at Khandala

Jul 13, 2016, 21:06 IST | Chaitraly Deshmukh

Clicking selfie at Lonavala valley turned fatal for this 36-year-old Mumbai boy who had to pay for his life

Clicking selfie at Lonavala valley turned fatal for this 36-year-old Mumbai boy who had to pay for his life.

Khandala quarryThe quarry where the incident took place

The incident took place on Tuesday evening around 6 pm and his body was found in 200 feet quarry on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased have been identified as Santosh Gothad (36), a resident of Golibar Maidan, Santacruz in Mumbai.

Lonavala city police which falls under the jurisdiction of Pune rural police have filed a case of accidental death case.

According to Pune police, "Santosh, along with his friend Pancham Ravidas who work in a mall in Lonavala came to shooting point at Khandala on motorbike. Our officers had warned them not to climb the valley but our advice went unheeded as both climbed the peak of mountain to take selfie with waterfall as backdrop. Santosh slipped and lost his balance and fell down in Kachal quarry of Khandala ghat. Initially Pancham and a private security guard tried to find him out but when their search resulted to nothing, they approached us. We along with Lonavala based Shivdurg trekkers unit along with rescue team and at around 3.30 pm on Wednesday, we fished him out. He was declared dead."

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