Skipping Jump rope
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New Delhi: Enacting a social media video stunt proved costly for a 10-year-old boy who died of suffocation after his skipping rope got entangled around his neck in East Delhi’s New Usmanpur.

A police source said that one part of the rope got stuck on the peg of a cot.

“The boy was trying to enact a video which was uploaded on a social media site. He was performing the same stunt when the tragedy occurred on Wednesday,” said the source.

His family rushed him to a nearby government hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. The hospital authority informed the police about the incident.

The police said that they have recorded the statements of the parents and body was sent to the mortuary for post-mortem.