Karachi teenager shooting TikTok video ‘accidentally’ kills himself

The 17-year-old was filming the video with his father's pistol when it went off

​ Our Correspondent June 21, 2020
The 17-year-old was filming the video with his father's pistol when it went off PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

KARACHI: A teenager accidentally shot and killed himself while filming a video for popular video-sharing platform TikTok in Sikandarabad on Sunday.

The deceased, who was 17 years old, was reportedly filming himself while holding his father's pistol to his temple when he accidentally pulled the trigger, killing himself.

According to the Sachal police, the family refused a post-mortem. The body was handed over to the family after the completion of medico-legal formalities.

The police stated that the pistol was licensed and belonged to the boy's father, a labourer.

This is not the first time that a life has been lost while filming a TikTok video. In April, a 22-year-old man died after being hit by a train while shooting a video at the Jumma Goth railway station in Bhens Colony.

According to the Landhi Railway police, Kashif had been running on the railway tracks while doing a TikTok challenge when the train hit him, causing critical head injuries. His friends, who were also filming videos, took his to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Separately, in December, a 16-year-old boy, Ammar Haider, was accidentally shot dead while recording a TikTok video with his friends in Sialkot. The friends told the police that he shot himself by accident, though the deceased's parents claimed one of his friends shot him.


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