New Delhi – India: A 19-year-old man was allegedly shot dead by his friend as they posed with a pistol to make a video on TikTok app. The incident took place near Ranjit Singh Flyover, adjacent to Barakhamba Road in central Delhi.

Salman along with his friends went out for a drive to India Gate

Salman along with his friends Sohail and Amir went out for a drive to India Gate. While on their way to home Sohail seating next to Salman who was driving the car pulled out a country-made pistol. He aimed it at Salman in an attempt to make the TikTok video but the pistol went off shooting Salman’s left cheek.

Sohail targeted Salman on the cheek while shooting a TikTok video

After the incident, the two friends panicked and drove to Sohail’s relatives’ place in Daryaganj, where Sohail changed and disposed his blood-stained clothes. Then along with the relative they took Salman to nearby LNJP Hospital, where doctors declared him dead. Salman’s body has been kept at the hospital for post-mortem.

Sohail and his friends were arrested for the crime

Amir, Sohail and their relative Sharif have been arrested. Sohail was arrested on the charges of murder while Amir was found guilty for disposing the weapon. Sharif was taken into the custody for disposing the blood-stained clothes. We are investigating whether the bullet was fired accidentally or with an intent to kill


Around 11.15 pm, the hospital authorities informed police about the incident. A murder case and a case under Arms Act have been registered at Barakhamba Police Station.

Two of his friends came last night and asked him to go to Indian Gate along with them following which Salman took his car and left. We received the information about the incident from police and reached the hospital.

Salman’s Relatives

Salman, an under-grad student residence of Jafrabad was the youngest member of his family and has an elder brother and a sister. His father has a business of jackets and jeans in the area and he used to help him.

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