The Girl Who Died While Clicking A Selfie In Gokarna? The Story Is Just not True

Based on eyewitnesses so when said in the First Information Report Pranita was sitting with three friends on stone by the sea at Kumta Beach at Gokarna when she was swept away by the tide.

Based on eyewitnesses so when said in the First Information Report Pranita was sitting with three friends on stone by the sea at Kumta Beach at Gokarna when she was swept away by the tide.

She had held on to some stone for support but lost her grip, and was carried away by the current into the sea. Her body was brought back to the coast by local fishermen 40 minutes after the accident, and she was declared dead.

Contrary to substantial press coverage that followed the injury, in which the departure of Pranita was incorrectly depicted as a consequence of thoughtless selfie-taking, she didn't, in fact, fall to her death off a 30-foot lighthouse. The Post Mortem Report doesn't mention any injuries that might have resulted from such a fall.

Through a Reddit post -- PranitaThrowaway, another buddy, has posted details about the entire incident online.

Here's the post

Pranita, who was a student of National Law University, Jodhpur, was visiting Gokarna with four of her friends. They were at Kumta beach, and were sitting on some rocks which were about 10-15 feet above sea, when due to unexpected high tide, 3 of the youngsters, including the deceased, were flown away by a giant wave. 

Two of them were brought back to the shore by another wave, but the deceased, whose glasses had come off, continued to struggle as she held on to a rock for support she bravely struggled and tried to swim for 45 mins. Unfortunately, she lost her grip, and was carried towards the deeper end of the sea by the waves. 

The friends promptly called the Police as well as the Management of the Hotel they were staying at, and proceeded to seek help from the local residents from a nearby village. However, they could not understand the youngsters’ plea for help, and by the time they did send some help, about forty minutes had already passed and the deceased was out of sight. 

She was brought back ashore on a boat by some of the local fishermen, and was pronounced dead by the authorities. Her body was taken for post-mortem and was handed over to her relatives afterwards.


Here's the FIR copy

Here's the FIR copy