The 20-year-old woman, identified as V. Nivedha, and her husband G. Perumalsamy, 24, were visiting relatives in Uthangarai in the state of Tamil Nadu over the weekend, The Hindu newspaper reported.
The incident took place at Pambar dam in the southern state, according to S Prabhakar, a senior police official from the district of Krishnagiri.
The US National Library of Medicine recorded 259 deaths in the country between 2011 and 2017, with Russian Federation and Pakistan in second and third place.More news: Winning €190m EuroMillions ticket sold in UK
Indian couple Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, fell to their deaths while taking a selfie in the Yosemite National Park previous year.
The three went into the water taking along with them three teenage siblings.
The bodies of the deceased were recovered immediately. It was followed by Russian Federation, the United States and Pakistan. The study found that more than 85 percent of the victims were between the ages of 10 and 30, he said.
A study of such deaths published last year found India with almost half of the 259 confirmed cases across six years, but they also were reported in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.More news: The NHS has opened its first gaming addiction clinic
Authorities have now started to implement "no-selfie" zones in high-risk areas.
He also noted that although the act of taking a selfie isn't unsafe, it becomes so when people take risks to get the flawless shot.
Researchers noted that the leading cause of selfie-related death was due to drowning.
"About three-fourth of selfie deaths occurred in males".More news: Marcus Morris Earns Much-Deserved Ejection In Knicks Preseason Debut
- Ellen DeGeneres defends friendship with George W. Bush
- No agreements, MoUs will be signed during Modi-Xi's second informal summit
- Arrested, 2 Other Suspects Identified in Shooting Death of Joshua Brown
- Pilot survives as U.S. fighter jet crashes in Germany
- International Monetary Fund chief says effects of global slowdown 'more pronounced in India'
- Al Qaeda leader for the Indian subcontinent killed in South of Afghanistan
- JT Of The City Girls Released From Prison. Twitter Welcomes Her Home
- 800,000 Californians may have power cut to help prevent wildfires
- Boeing sells first 737 Max since global groundings
- Elle Fanning went paintballing with Angelina Jolie