Children do what they see. Children learn from imitating other’s act. They imitate what others do without thinking whether it is good or not. If they imitate good one, that will give good result. But if they imitate wrong thing, it may lead them to wrong way and even may harm them and others.
Likewise, they like to imitate the act of film stars too. While imitating such act in Taplejung, bad incident has occurred.
11 years old Keshar Purtel has got injured while imitating the act of famous Nepali fiim star Nikhil Uprety. Keshar poured kerosene on himself and lit the fire.
According to Keshar’s father, grade 3 student of local Bhagwati Primary School imitated Uprety’s act while playing with friends. Neighbor put off the fire after seeing Keshar burning. Treatment of injured Keshar is going on in Panchthar Hospital.
According to media report, similar incident has occurred earlier too in Nepalgunj and one boy jumped from terrace imitating the act of actor Biraj Bhatta.
Such repition of bad incidents demands that something should be done so that they won’t occur again and again in future too.