19-year-old boy was allegedly shot dead by his friend as they mimicked with a pistol trying to make a video on the mobile application TikTok.On the night of 13th April, Salman Zakir with friends Sohail and Amir went out for a drive to India Gate.
While returning, Sohail who was sitting adjacent, on the rear seat, to Salman, who was driving the car, pulled out a country made pistol. Sohail aimed the pistol at Salman while trying to film the act but the pistol went off shooting him on his left cheek.The incident has been reported to have happened near the Ranjit Singh Flyover, close to Barakhamba Road.
The 2 boys after panicked and drove to Sohail’s relatives place in Daryaganj, where he changed his blood-stained clothes.With the assistance of the relative they took Salman to the nearby LNJP Hospital, where Salman was declared dead.
The hospital authority has kept Salman’s body for the post mortem.The police is investigating whether it was actually and accident or a murder.
“Two of his friends came last night and asked him to go to Indian 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,” Salman’s relative said.