The idea of a superhero with special powers has been extensively explored by the entertainment industry. In addition, there have been several claims by individuals about possessing exceptional gifts and talents that are enough to qualify them as superheroes. Now, one such claim is being made by an Indian teenager, Deepak Jhangra, who is being projected as the human electricity insulator.
16-year old Deepak reportedly claims to be able of withstanding electrical shocks of no less than 11,000 volts, without feeling affected in the slightest manner. This amount of current is enough to power 500 houses and can kill any normal person almost instantaneously. However, Deepak claims to feel nothing even when he sits with his hands inside a tub of water having naked wires.
According to Deepak, he learned about this unique gift purely by accident, when one day he was repairing his mother’s heater. Deepak says that while he was earlier afraid of electricity, he now feels confident and has tested repeatedly to assure himself that he cannot be hurt by electricity. Deepak considers this ability to be a special power bestowed upon him by God, he also intends to use it wisely rather than wasting it.
However, experts seem to disagree with Deepak’s claim as they feel that the teenager’s claims are nothing more than a disaster waiting to happen. Only time will tell whether Deepak is privileged or not, but till then the mere thought of a person capable of withstanding such massive current is enough to make anyone feel jittery.