Tanveer, a 17 years old teenager accidentally shot himself in Karachi while filming a video for world famous social platform Tiktok.
The incident took place on Sunday, 21st June. Tanveer, who had recently shifted to Sachal Colony of Karachi from Punjab, was recording a video for Tiktok with Gun pointed on his temple where he accidentally pulled the trigger and shot himself. The poor young man was unaware of the bullets loaded in the gun’s chamber that cost him his life.
“Tanveer had gone to his room to change clothes, After half an hour, his younger brother came back running and told his parent that Tanveer was unconscious.” – reported Tanveer’s guardian.
According to the local officer handling the case, the gun used was licensed and belonged to Tanveer’s dead father, who was a laborer.
The young boy was taken to nearby medical center immediately, but he was long gone. His family denied post-mortem and the body was returned after medico-legal formalities.
This was not the first time that young life was lost because of weapon mishandling or Tiktok Videos.
A similar incident occurred earlier in December. A 16 years old teenager accidentally shot himself in Sialkot while recording Tiktok video with his friends. His friends reported he accidentally pulled the trigger while the dead’s parents claimed one of his friends shot him.
Similarly, earlier this year, in April, 22 years young man lost his life while recording a Tiktok video. According to the reports, he was completing some then trending challenge near railway tracks in Karachi, where the train hit him causing serious head injuries.
In this dangerous world of technologies, it is parent’s responsibility to look after their children, what they are up to in their closed rooms as well as keeping records of their friends and their whereabouts. Even a minor second of inattention or negligence can cost lives of their precious children.