A video footage has emerged in social media displaying an act of utter callousness and hooliganism by a group of 20-30 students of Pachaiyapa college at the Chennai beach station. The students could be seen wielding sharp knives and shouting cuss words, while hanging from the gates of a running train. While possibilities of accidents is one thing, the other disturbing factor that emerges from the video is the utter insensitivity of the students toward their fellow passengers and those standing on the platform.
At one point, it could be clearly seen how a man escaped danger by an inch when he backed off with a jerk as the knife wielded by one of the students almost touched him. The train was coming from Nimilichery. According to reports by the Mirror Now, the students belonged to the Pachaiyappa's College in Chennai. In fact, some of them also had their ID cards displayed. The incident happened on Saturday, the 7th of October and the students were said to be celebrating the weekend in this manner.
The irresponsible act went to such a level that they were also seen bursting crackers on the platform, indifferent to the fact that there were elderly people and children sitting there. It is yet to be ascertained whether the students belonged to any political or right wing party, but it has come under media glare that an FIR has not yet been registered against the students. It is believed that an FIR could not be registered since there were no complaints by any of the passengers against the students. However, now that the video has gone viral, it is expected that police will be looking into the case.