Uttar Pradesh – India: In a bizarre incident, a teenage boy shot himself after a loaded revolver accidentally went off while shooting a TikTok video in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district.
The 18-year-old boy son of an army man accidentally shot himself and died in Mudia Bhikampur village of Hafizganj.
Boy was trying to pose like a soldier with a gun
The boy was trying to pose like a soldier with a gun on his shoulder when the pistol went off and the bullet hit him on the right side.
The incident took place on Monday evening when the boy Keshav Kumar a student of grade 12 returned from school and asked his mother to give him her licensed pistol. She had refused to give the firearm to her son but when he insisted, she relented and gave him the gun.
Keshav had pressurised his mother Savitri to give him the revolver for making the TikTok video. The family was apparently not aware that the revolver was loadedYogendra Kumar – Nawabganj Circle Officer
The boy’s mother was apparently unaware of the pistol loaded
Savitri had gone out to attend to some household chores. Soon after the woman heard the gunshot and saw her son lying on the floor in a pool of blood.
He was rushed to hospital in Bareilly with injuries on his temple where the doctors declared him brought dead.
According to his mother Savitri, Kumar used to change his profile pictures constantly and shot TikTok videos following which he posted them on his Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Kumar’s father Virendra Kumar is posted in Roorkee. The boy’s family has refused a post-mortem. The investigation into the matter is currently underway and an FIR would be lodged soon.
Source: India Today