Selfie gone wrong: Minor accidentally kills cousin with pistol while clicking pictures

In a shocking incident, a Class 11 student accidentally shot his 23-year-old cousin while trying to take a selfie together, while posing with the pistol. 

Selfie gone wrong: Minor accidentally kills cousin with pistol while clicking pictures

New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a Class 11 student accidentally shot his 23-year-old cousin while trying to take a selfie together, while posing with the pistol. 

The incident took place in southeast Delhi's Sarita Vihar on Thursday. 

Prashant Chauhan, a resident of Pali village in Uttar Pradesh, worked as a teacher on a contract basis in Shahdara. On Thursday, he went to visit his uncle's house in Sarita Vihar, where his 17-year-old cousin lived. 

The minor managed to get hold of the firearm belonging to his father. While trying to click a selfie while posing with it, the pistol went off and a bullet hit Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Chinmoy Biswal said.

Chauhan, was rushed to a hospital with a gunshot injury, where he was declared brought dead.

"The pistol's license is in the name of Promod Chauhan, the father of the juvenile. The boy's father, a property dealer, was not at home when the incident occurred," the DCP said.

Police will probe whether there was any negligence on the part of the minor's father, he said.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close