TikTok stunt turns fatal as man breaks spinal cord, dies

Bengaluru: A stunt for TikTok app turned tragic for a youngster after he broke his spine and succumbed to injuries yesterday.

On 18 June, the 23-year-old man hailing from Godekere in Tumakuru district tried performing somersault for a TikTok video but he injured his back and was admitted to Victoria Hospital. However, he passed away yesterday without responding to treatment.

According to media reports, the video clipping of Kumar doing the stunt was widely shared on the social media.

The mobile app has been in the news for all wrong reasons lately. The Madras High Court had recently banned TikTok based on a petition that said pornographic contents were uploaded on it. The ban was later revoked by the Court. But the court ordered that if any controversial video violating this condition were found, it would be considered a contempt of court.

NT Bureau