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Boy dies as friend’s pistol goes off while filming TikTok video

A juvenile was on Saturday night allegedly shot dead by his friend as he pointed a pistol towards him while making a video on mobile application TikTok.

The incident took place in New Delhi when Salman Zakir and his friends, Sohail and Amir, after were returning home after visiting India Gate.

Salman was driving the car, while Sohail was sitting next to him and Amir was in the rear seat. Sohail aimed the pistol at Salman to make the video, but the weapon discharged shooting Salman on his cheek.

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Both the friends freaked out and drove the car to Sohail’s relatives’. Then they took the 19-year-old victim to a nearby hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. Upon hearing this, they left the hospital and the hospital authorities later informed the police.

The two friends were arrested: one for firing the bullet and the other for disposing the weapon. Barakhamba Police Station has lodged a murder case and a case under Arms Act. Police said they were probing whether the bullet was fired deliberately or inadvertently.

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