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Delhi man killed after cousin accidentally fires from pistol while clicking selfie

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New Delhi: A 23-year-old man was shot dead by his cousin accidentally fired from a pistol while they were taking selfies with it, at their home in southeast Delhi’s Sarita Vihar area.

According to reports, the incident took place on Friday, when the deceased, identified as Prashant Chauhan, had gone to his uncle’s house in Sarita Vihar. At the house, Chauhan’s cousin, a minor, who is said to be a student of Class 11, managed to procure his father’s pistol which was kept at his house.

Chauhan, a native of Pali village in Uttar Pradesh, was admitted to a hospital with a gunshot injury where he was declared brought dead. He was working as a teacher on a contract basis in Shahdara area.

Deputy Commissioner of Police south-east told that after an inquiry it was revealed that Chauhan was injured after gunshot occurred when his cousin trying to click a picture with the pistol.

“The license is in the name of Promod Chauhan, the father of the juvenile. The father was outside for his work. He is working as a property dealer.

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