In a bizarre yet shocking incident, a boy in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly accidentally shot himself and died while shooting a TikTok video.
As per a report, the 18-year-old boy, who was a son of an Army man, accidentally shot himself in Mudia Bhikampur village of Hafizganj.
A national daily’s report stated that the incident took place around 5 pm on Monday when the boy, identified as Keshav Kumar of Class 12, returned from college and asked his mother to give her licensed pistol.
The report further added that 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. After the boy shot himself, he was rushed to the hospital in Bareilly where the doctors declared him brought dead.
The boy’s mother informed that she was unaware that the pistol was loaded. She said that she refused to give it to her son at first but on his insistence, she gave the gun to him. Soon after, the woman heard the gun-shot and saw her son lying on the floor in a pool of blood.
According to his mother, 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 is posted in Roorkee.
Reports also added that the family has refused post-mortem and the probe into the matter is underway.