19-Year-Old Man From Delhi Got Shot In The Face By His Friend For A TikTok Video

Harin - Apr 23, 2019


19-Year-Old Man From Delhi Got Shot In The Face By His Friend For A TikTok Video

On April 20, a 19-year-old man from Delhi died after his friend allegedly shot him while making a video on TikTok, inside an SUV.

The Madras High Court has requested the central government to issue a ban on TikTok, the popular Chinese video-sharing platform that has taken India by storm. There are several reasons as to why banning the app. The High Court claims that it encourages pornography. Moreover, there are cases in which people, while shooting TikTok videos, have been badly hurt.

On the night of April 20, a 19-year-old man was shot by his friend in the face inside an SUV just to get a video on TikTok. The incident happened at Barakhamba Road. According to the police, at the time the event took place, three of the victim’s friends were there, and all of them have been arrested.

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The victim of the incident.

The case was put under the Indian Penal Code’s Section 302 and the Arms Act 1959’s Sections 25 and 27.

Police said that the victim and his friend were making a clip for TikTok when one of them shot him. Madhur Verma, New Delhi Police’s Deputy Commissioner, stated, “We have registered a case of murder under relevant IPC sections.”

Salman was reported to have been shot in the face, but no other details were shared as the investigation is still in process.

Haji Shakir, Salman’s father, reported that that evening Salman’s friends invited him to join them. And at 11:30, Shakir received a police call informing him that his son was dead. He alleged, “His friends were supposed to look after him, but they killed him instead.”

According to the police, a bleeding Salman was driven to the hospital from Ranjit Singh flyover by one of his friends. The police, after questioning him, arrested his friends and retrieved the gun. An autopsy is being carried out.

Salman resided in New Jafffarabad with his parents. His father works as a leather jacket businessman. Salman had been working for his father. His older sister got married just one week ago.

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