Influencer Iffy Khan arrested for faking his own suicide in sickening YouTube vid ‘showing him being hit by a train’

AN influencer in India was arrested after he faked his own suicide in a sickening YouTube video last week.

Ifran Khan, 28, filmed a video where he pretended to be hit by a train after he was rejected by his lover.

The footage begins by showing Khan, known on YouTube as Iffy Khan, sitting on a train track while speaking on the phone to his "lover".

Then through special effects and editing, it shows him "committing suicide" by jumping in front of a train.

The 28-year-old posted the clip to Instagram where he gained more than 44,000 followers and went viral on Twitter where it was discovered by police.

Officials charged Khan for committing an act to endanger the lives of others and himself along with disobedience of order.

He was also booked for publishing a statement containing a rumour or alarming news with the intent to incite to commit an offence.

Speaking to Vice World News, Khan said the video was a mistake claiming his intention was "never bad or to encourage people to [die by] suicide.” 

After the video prompted backlash and after Khan's relatives believed he had died, he decided to delete it.

“People took it the wrong way and thought I was encouraging people to [die by] suicide if a girl rejects them,” he told Vice News.

“But actually, this was only part one of a video series I was making.

"In the second part, I would wake up from my dream and see my parents’ faces, and the message was meant to be motivational and tell people not to [die by] suicide.” 

Khan has since issued a public apology and waits for the court's verdict.

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