Youth dies as bullet hits him while taking selfie

The police have yet to ascertain whether it was really a selfie accident, a murder of a self-inflicted injury that caused Vijay Singh’s death.

The Hush Post: A youth was killed in a selfie related accident after being hit by a bullet while taking a selfie with a firearm. The incident occurred when the deceased and his friend were taking selfie with a pistol in Delhi.

The incident that happened on Thursday in the Vijay Vihar locality of Delhi, was reported on Saturday.  The deceased youth Vijay Singh (23) was taking selfies with one of his friends when the incident took place. Decease’s friend, identified as Monu, is stated to be absconding.

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The police said that they have found many pictures of the deceased Vijay Singh with his friend Monu on the former’s mobile phone. In these pictures, the duo is holding a firearm, police said.

The police said they were waiting for a forensic report before initiating an action in this regard. The police have yet to ascertain whether it was an accident, a murder of a self-inflicted injury that caused Vijay Singh’s death.

Vijay Singh’s friend Monu, who is absconding, is a local resident. The police have to trace the antecedents of both the friends and how come they had an unlicenced weapon.

In a similar incident last week another 23-year-old  youth Prashant Chauhan had killed accidentally by his minor cousin while taking a selife.

In a similar selfie related accident last week a teenager student of class 11 killed his cousin accidentally while posing with a pistol and clicking a selfie. The incident that occurred in southeast Delhi’s Sarita Vihar.

The deceased was identified as Prashant Chauhan while his cousin is a 17-year-old boy. Chauhan had visited his uncle’s house in Delhi’s Sarita Vihar locality.

It was then that the 17-year-old boy managed to get a firearm of his father and he asked his cousin Chauhan to click a selfie of him while holding the weapon. While Chauhan was doing so, the firearm reportedly went-off and a bullet hit Chauhan, police sources said.

Chauhan was immediately taken to a hospital in a critical condition but the doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Police sources said that minor boy’s father, a property dealer by profession, was not at home when the incident took place. The police are investigating whether there was any negligence on the part of boy’s father.

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