MUZAFFARGARH 25th July: A 14-year-old boy was killed after a pistol he was holding mistakenly went off while taking a selfie in Punjab’s Muzaffargarh on Wednesday.
Police said that the victim, who has been identified as Abdullah, had gone with his relatives to the Bhutta Pur village.
Abdullah along with his cousin were trying to take a selfie with a loaded gun in one hand. The pistol, however, accidentally went off with a bullet hitting him.
According to eye-witnesses, the teenager boy died on the spot.
The police said that the victim’s family has refused to take any legal action.
Selfies, which have become a global sensation in the last few years or so, have very remarkably killed five times more people than sharks have.
Between October 2011 and November 2017, at least 259 people died trying to take selfies around the globe, according to India’s Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, compared to just 50 people killed by sharks in the same period.