Swat – Pakistan: A teenager accidentally shot himself while making a video for the popular video-sharing platform, TikTok, on Wednesday in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat district.
Hamidullah can be seen loading the gun and then putting it on his head
Hamidullah,19 accidentally pulled the trigger of a loaded TT pistol while filming the short video in the Kalaygay village of Kabal, Swat which left him dead on the spot.
The video of the teenager’s accidental death was widely circulated on social media, causing even more panic among the masses. Police sent the body for autopsy and started an investigation into the case.
This boy was pretending to commit suicide with a loaded pistol. He put the gun on his head and then it suddenly misfired. The unfortunate youngster died on the spot as he was directly hit in the head. There was no chance of survival. Hamidullah’s friends, who were helping him in filming the video clip, rushed him to a nearby hospital but doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.Police Officials
The teenager Hamidullah was a college student
Family members said that Hamidullah took the gun from home and did not know that there was a bullet in it. The parents termed the incident as an accident and refused to take legal action and the hospital administration handed over the body to them after due process.
It is pertinent to mention here that dozens of youngsters are killed each year in South Asia during dangerous video shoots. Some are hit by trains and others are drowned but despite the increasing number of deaths, the trend of this dangerous activity is only gaining momentum.