In a shocking incident, a boy on Monday did what was surely unthinkable by almost anyone. He allegedly actually shot himself dead during a WhatsApp video call in Bihar. The man identified as Bunty a.k.a Akash Kumar shot himself in the head with a semi-automatic pistol while chatting with his girlfriend on a video call at his residence, as per a report by India Today. Bunty, who hails from Saichak, was found dead in his residence. His body was lying on the bed with a pistol and magazine next to him. The 19-year-old youth was talking to his significant other on WhatsApp and threatened to kill himself even as she insisted that he take the bullets out of the pistol, the report added.
Perhaps, not realising that the bullets were still there in the pistol, the youth accidentally shot himself. The boy had failed in an exam and the aftermath of the result was that he was being pressured by his family members to end his relationship with the girl.
The kin of Bunty has filed an FIR against the girl and her family and they are reportedly holding them responsible for the boy’s demise. The police have begun the investigation into the matter to find whether the death was accidental or a case of suicide.
Meanwhile, earlier on January 25, a 25-year-old student, who was taking a selfie video near Borabanda Railway Station in Hyderabad, was seriously injured when an approaching MMTS train hit him from behind. Railway Police said that R Shiva Kumar was standing close to the railway track on Sunday afternoon and started capturing a selfie video even as an MMTS train was fast approaching.
In the video released by Government Railway Police, Shiva was seen looking into his phone camera and pointing at the oncoming train – he did not actually look back at the train. Despite the constant honking by the loco-pilot and the warnings of his friends, he ignored the warnings and continued filming.
“He did not realize the danger he was in and ignored the furious honking by the loco pilot who tried to warn him off. The train hit him and he was thrown away from the track. He received serious injuries on the right hand, head and chest, but is out of danger now,” Dasya Naik, Sub-Inspector, Nampally, Telangana State Railway Police, had said.