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Report: Indian Teenager Dies After Accidentally Pulling the Trigger of His Father’s Gun While Attempting to Take a Selfie


The family is "in a state of shock."

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A 15-year-old boy in India died Sunday after he shot himself in the head while posing for a selfie with his father’s gun, according to CNN.

While attempting to take the selfie on Friday, Ramandeep Singh accidentally pulled the trigger of his father's .32 caliber pistol, Manoj Kumar, deputy superintendent of police in Pathankot, told CNN.

Singh was brought to a hospital for treatment but died of his injury days later.

Rakesh Kaushal, the superintendent of police in Pathankot, told BBC Hindi that "the family was in a state of shock."

"The family has claimed that the boy died while trying to take a selfie with his father's revolver. We will be able tell more after we conclude our preliminary investigations," Kaushal said.

According to the Washington Post, of the reported 27 selfie-related deaths in 2015, most took place in India. The country has taken steps — including implementing “no-selfie zones” around precarious attractions — to reduce these deaths.

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