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Boy accidentally shoots himself in the head while taking a 'selfie'

By Matt Payton

Published 01/05/2016

A teenage boy shot himself while trying to take a 'selfie' of himself with his father's gun. (Posed photograph)
A teenage boy shot himself while trying to take a 'selfie' of himself with his father's gun. (Posed photograph)

A teenage boy in India accidentally shot himself in the head with his father’s gun while trying to take a ‘selfie’.

Ramandeep Singh is undergoing treatment for his injuries in a hospital in Pathankot, in the Indian state of Punjab, but is expected to survive.

This accident comes after a series of selfie-related injuries across India, including people being run over on train lines, falling to their deaths and even being attacked by elephants.

Deputy police superintendent Manoj Kumar said: “The boy’s father and family said he was trying to take a selfie with his gun.

“We will speak to the boy when he is declared medically fit.

“We think that part of the blame obviously goes to the father for not keeping his loaded gun under lock and key at their home.”

In January, Police in Mumbai identified 16 dangerous selfie spots in the city following an incident in which a man had to save a woman who fell into the sea while taking a photo.

In the same month, a young man taking a selfie on top of the Reasi Fort in Kammu and Kashmir fell to his death.

And in April, a man was seriously injured by an elephant while attempting to take a selfie in front of a chained animal in Kerala.

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