Ramandeep Singh,15, died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while taking a selfie.
He was posing with his father's .32 caliber pistol on Friday evening when he accidentally pulled the trigger, according Manoj Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police in Pathankot, Punjab.Despite undergoing Surgery, the boy died of his injury on Sunday afteroon.
According to Manoj Kumar, the fatal mistake was due to the gun's safety catch being off. "The boy's father and family said that he was trying to take a selfie with his gun," Kumar said to media, after the incident. "We think that part of the blame obviously goes to the father for not keeping his loaded gun under lock and key at home."
This is not the first time a selfie has become a serious threat to people's lives. In January this year, someone from Kashmir fell to their death while taking a selfie from atop Reasi Fort in Jammu and Kashmir. Also, last September, a similar incident took place when a 19-year-old from Houston,Texas got shot in the throat while attempting to take an Instagram selfie with a loaded gun.
Seems like people are losing their lives for likes, #lifeforlikes?
It's become so serious that the government has taken official action across the globe. A "Safe Selfie Guide" has even been released in Russia!
'No Selfie Zones' have actually been imposed by authorities in Mumbai last year after several incidents (which happened at16 different spots) because of selfies.
Its time to STOP the selfie obsession, Seriously!