Madhya Pradesh: Taking selfies near water bodies banned in Barwani, Section 144 imposed

Barwani (Madhya Pradesh): The district administration on Monday imposed Section 144 in Barwani of Madhya Pradesh and banned taking selfies near water bodies in the district.

This comes after police last week rescued two girls in Chhindwara, who got stuck in Pench river while taking selfies. The incident occurred on July 23 when a group of girls ventured into the riverside and two of them got stuck after the water level rose.

"A group of six girls came to the riverside of which two went into the Pench river to click selfie but they stuck after the water level of the river rose," SK Singh Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) said.

"A team of police personnel managed to rescue the girls with the help of local administration and also some of the villagers. The girls were standing on the rock for an hour. They were so frightened that they could barely speak even after they were rescued. They were sent to hospital however there is no casualty," the SDPO added.

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