Boy Clicks Selfie with Grandfather’s Body, Draws Flak


Riyadh: The selfie mania is touching new heights every day, a bizarre selfie by a teenager in Saudi Arabia with the body of his dead grandfather has caused outrage on the social media.

The photo taken on the boy’s phone shows him pulling a cheeky face, with his tongue stuck out in a childish manner. Positioned next to him, the teenager’s grandfather’s body can be seen lying still in his bed.

Captioned ‘Goodbye, Grandfather’, the teenager uploaded the picture on to his social media, leaving people shocked by the insensitive behaviour. Saudi authorities have launched an investigation into the young man’s actions following a torrent of angry complaints.

It has been branded deeply inappropriate and ‘immoral’. Calls have also been made on social media for an investigation into how hospital staff allowed the incident to happen.