A heartbreaking case has come to the fore in Tamil Nadu where three youths, aged between 18 and 24 years, died on Thursday evening when a passenger train from Egmore-Villupuram rammed them near Chengalpattu when they Were making an Instagram reel.

A Tambaram Railway Police official said the three were friends and one of them was a college student.

The accident happened at a distance of 1 to 1.5 km from the railway gate near Mahindra City. One of the dead was a college student and the other a daily wage labourer. He is between 18 and 24 years old and had three friends. His social media profiles are being checked to see if he has uploaded similar videos in the past. A case has been registered under section 174 of CrPC. The bodies have been shifted to the government hospital in Chengalpet and further interrogation is on, the official said.