Cops Say, Delhi Man Killed After Pistol Goes Off While Filming TikTok Video

Cops Say, Delhi Man Killed After Pistol Goes Off While Filming TikTok Video

Cops Say, Delhi Man Killed After Pistol Goes Off While Filming TikTok Video (representational image)

New Delhi: In the National Capital, a 19 year old teenager was allegedly shot by dead his friend, as they posed with a pistol to make a video on mobile app TikTok, police said Sunday.

The teenager, Salman along with his friends Sohail and Amir went out for a drive to India Gate. Sohail while returning had seated next Salman, who was driving the car, pulled out a country-made pistol. The police said that he aimed it at Salman while trying to make the video but the pistol went off shooting him on his left cheek.

The cops also said that Amir was in the rear seat of the car, a Creta, when the incident happened near Ranjit Singh Flyover, adjacent to Barakhamba Road in central Delhi.

The two friends were panicked after the incident and drove to Sohail's relatives' home in Daryaganj, where he changed his blood-stained clothes. The police said that along with the relative, they took Salman to nearby LNJP Hospital, where doctors declared him dead.

The officials said that they left the hospital soon after admitting Salman. Around 11.15 pm, the hospital authorities informed police. They added that a murder case and a case under Arms Act have been registered at Barakhamba Police Station and Amir, Sohail and another man, Sharif, have been arrested.

Sohail, who fired the bullet was arrested, while Amir was arrested for disposing of the weapon. The officer said that Sharif, who was not present at the spot when the incident happened, was arrested for disposing the blood-stained clothes.

Salman's body has been kept at the hospital and post-mortem will be done on Monday.

The cops are probing whether the bullet was fired accidentally or with an intent to kill.

A relative of Salman said, "Two of his friends came last night and asked him to go to India Gate along with them following which Salman took his car and left."

"We received the information about the incident from police and reached the hospital," he said.

Salman, who was an
under-graduate student, was the youngest member of his family and has an elder brother and a sister. They live in New Jafrabad area. The relative of the deceased had said that his father has a business in the area and he used to help him.