Bizarre selfie craze: 15-year-old boy shoots self in Pathankot, lands in hospital

The untoward incident happened while the minor boy was taking selfie with a revolver at his home at Shiv Nagar here on Friday night.

Last Updated: May 01, 2016, 08:02 AM IST
Bizarre selfie craze: 15-year-old boy shoots self in Pathankot, lands in hospital
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Pathankot: In a bizarre incident, a 15-year-old boy had a narrow escape from death after he sustained bullet injury in his head while taking a selfie with his sister along with a revolver pointed at his forehead. 

The untoward incident happened at the house of the teenager which is situated at Shiv Nagar here on Friday night.

Ramandeep Singh was a student of class 10 of Guru Harkishen Public School.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Pathankot, Rakesh Kumar Kaushal said, “Ramandeep was clicking selfie with loaded gun at his house when the incident happened," ANI reported on Saturday.

With bullet stuck in his head, critically injured Ramandeep Singh was shifted to a hospital in Ludhiana.

The incident occurred last night when Ramandeep was trying to take a selfie on his mobile phone with the licensed .32 bore revolver while pointing the weapon to his head.

The revolver belonged to Ramandeep's father Gurkirpal Singh who is a property dealer.

The Pathankot SSP also informed that according to boy's parents, his father had gone out of home leaving behind his licensed gun which the boy took for clicking a selfie. The boy sustained serious injuries after the shot was accidently fired

Meanwhile, the Pathankot police have registered a case relating to the accident.

Recently, a college girl fell into the swirling Arabian Sea while clicking a selfie off a rocky part of the Mumbai beach and a youth who plunged into the water to save her were both swept away.

Similarly, in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, an attempt to take a selfie atop a fort proved fatal for a youth as he fell backwards and died.

According to Priceonomics, India is home to the highest number of people who have died while taking photos of themselves, with 19 of the world’s 49 recorded selfie-linked deaths since 2014.