Police kill Pakistani teen taking selfies with toy gun

Police kill Pakistani teen taking selfies with toy gun

Farhan, 15, was taking selfies with the toy gun, along with a friend in Faisalabad city on Monday, when police mistook him to be a criminal.



By (IANS)

Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015, 12:58 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:59 PM

Image scourced from Geo News

Islamabad - A teenager taking selfies with a toy gun was shot dead by police personnel who suspected him to be a robber in Pakistan's Punjab province, media reported on Tuesday.

Farhan, 15, was taking selfies with the toy gun, along with a friend in Faisalabad city on Monday, when police mistook him to be a criminal and opened fire at him without any warning, reported Geo News.

Police personnel in the area took the injured teenager to a hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Farhan's friend escaped unhurt.

Police officials later discovered that the gun was in fact a toy.

The police official who opened fire on the teenager has been taken into custody.


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