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Uttar Pradesh woman accidentally shoots herself while taking selfie

 Uttar Pradesh woman accidentally shoots herself while taking selfie
  • Sun Online Desk
  • 26th July, 2021 05:43:44 PM
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In order to get likes and comments on social media, selfies are killing many people on a daily basis around the world.

After many reports of youngsters being involved in accidents while taking selfies when they are driving, comes report of a woman from Uttar Pradesh shooting herself with a gun while posing for a selfie.

The incident took place when the gun, which was loaded and the woman placed her finger on the trigger to pose for the selfie, went off.

Reportedly, the bullet hit the victim woman Radhika Gupta on her neck, however, she was rushed to hospital where the doctors pronounced her dead on arrival.

On the other hand, the victim's father-in-law, Rajesh Gupta, told police that Radhika was married to his son Akash Gupta in May 2021 and expressed apprehension of foul play and lodged a police complaint in this regard.

"We have a small jewelry business in the town. On Thursday, around 3 pm, my son Akash brought back our 12-bore single-barrel gun that was submitted to the local police station during panchayat elections," said Gupta, "the gun was kept in the second-floor room where Radhika was trying to click selfie while holding it."

"Around 4 pm, we heard the gunshot and ran upstairs to find that Radhika was hit by the bullet and rushed her to the nearest hospital where she succumbed to injuries. The phone's camera was found switched on in selfie mode," Gupta told police.

The body has been sent for post-mortem examination to be performed by a panel of doctors. "We have noticed only a gunshot on the body and prima facie no signs of the scuffle were found on the victim's body," said the SHO.

 

Source: Times of India