Indian teen takes selfie with a gun, accidentally shoots himself to death

Ever since the selfie fad started, there have been a number of cases where the person taking the selfie was killed accidentally. A couple involved taking a selfie with a snake. The latest incident took place in India, where 40% of global selfie deaths have taken place since 2014. Joining them was 15-year old Ramandeep Singh, who was posing for a selfie with a gun last Friday when the tragedy took place.

Singh accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting himself in the head, which resulted in his death. The gun was his father's .32 caliber pistol, and the safety was not on. The teen was taken to the hospital where he later succumbed to his wound.

Out of 49 selfie deaths that took place over the last three years, 19 of them took place in India. This had led authorities in Mumbai to put up "no-selfie zones." If anyone attempts to take a selfie in high-risk areas like the seafront, they will be stopped by the police.

Another country that is now proactive when it comes to selfie safety is Russia. The Ministry of Affairs of the Russian Federation has released a brochure that carries a description of several selfie deaths in the country. This is being done in an attempt to warn smartphone users about the dangers of taking high-risk selfies. You can check out some of these warnings by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: CNN via NewsBeatSocial



1. Unordinary unregistered

I love natural selection

2. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

I'm 3 minutes late. Damn!

8. QuasarExod

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 29, 2016


3. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

A big Fonzie double thumb's up for letting people do what they want and letting the gene pool balance itself out :)

21. Brewski

Posts: 732; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Yes. I'm glad this is happening. Hopefully the millennials will either learn or all the YOLOers will die off finally.

29. KParks23

Posts: 740; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Exactly if your 15 and dumb enough to shoot yourself in the face playing with a gun I'm sorry but we're prolly better off without you.. Now real accidents with guns are horrible and even when your being safe stuff can still go wrong but this is just stupidity at work.

40. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

Darwin is so proud!

49. engineer-1701d unregistered

this is the greatest post to date tops the teen falling off bridge trying to get perfect selfie hahahahaha

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

This is why (ATM) I do not have a snapchat.

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1557; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Can't really say I'm sad for him. He went out doing what he loved.

35. FBIsurveilance

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 10, 2014

sad, he died out of pain two days later because of the wound. Not really loving that, was he?

6. Rydsmith unregistered

Obviously not taken on a refurbished iPhone.

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Amazing how a person's death is funny to some people. First, the victim was only 15 years old, and I'm sure no one here did anything stupid at that age. Second, think about his parents must feel, especially his father who owned the gun. Maybe think about things like that before you hit the enter key and post.

10. Unordinary unregistered

I couldn't give a f**k if I tried. The kid is an idiot. Sorry... Was*.

26. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You know, you could've probably been a decent person if you had a proper ass kicking when you were younger.

41. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Oh I'm sure he's seen the inside of lockers plenty.

50. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

and you know younger teens become smarter with their decisions by non-other than getting their asses kicked at younger ages to prevent this kind of tragedy

51. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

My comment had nothing to do with the teen, it was directed at Unordinary. What I meant was that maybe if he had been humbled early on, he wouldn't be so arrogant as to pass judgment.

11. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Not that it's funny, if this was an real proper accident, I mean, the kid was showing off his father's gun. HE WAS TRYING TO SHOW OFF, that's my point. I don't really feel sorry for the family because I know what type of family in India (and that region) can keep a gun at home, so nope, I don't feel for them. I was told not to run with scissors around the pool, and I never did. Yes, I did stupid things when I was young, but I did understand which ones could cost me my life. My dad was I. The military, I always had guns around me, but no, I never touched one without asking or my dad around. As a matter a fact, I hate selfies, because a lot of selfies these days are only used to show off.

13. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Btw, in India, 3 types of people can keep guns, the rich, the ones working in the intelligence agency, an some high ranking government official, unlike the US where anyone with proper training and a permit can keep guns. So I do hope you understand why I am not sorry. Judging from the article, he was probably the first type, and most rich people in India are corrupted, same goes for a lot of the government officials

15. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

You do not know India then. Just like elsewhere, you can be a normal civilian and keep a gun after verification and all. My dad got a Rifle and a pistol. My Uncle is general manager in sugar mill and has his own pistol. All Legal. No issue. And the kid was stupid. But you cannot just blame his family.

14. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

I wonder what must be happening to his parent :( But the kid was very stupid. No denial.

30. KParks23

Posts: 740; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

At 15 your too old to be doing stupid s**t like putting a loaded gun anywhere near your head. Yeah some stupid stuff is OK but this kinda crosses the line maybe the dad should took 10 min out his life and explained basic gun etiquette to the kid but at 15 he should been able to figue that out for himself

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What was he a victim of? No one shot him. If you shoot yourself how are you a victim? Oh wait, he was a victim of his own stupidity. Who said this was funny? ITS STUPID. Guns are not toys. Lego's are. Yes I've done stupid things as a kid. But putting a gun to your head, trying to take a picture, to post on social media, hoping to maybe get paid; wasn't one of them. First off, I never did anything that involved risk of getting killed. The worse thing I ever did was, play tag on back porchs. And I watch my firned climb on a porch by goign on the outside of the fence, We were on the 2nd floor. I tried it and I slipped and fell. Thank God I landed in the grass and not the concrete walkway. I was injured, but I walked away and I never did it again or anything remotely close. Putting a gun to your own head is ignorant. But I'm not happy...I am ecstatic as to how people are so stupid with the most valuable irreplaceable thing they own. Sorry i'm not empathetic to ignorance and stupidity. I won't say what I want to say, but I will say this. There is a group of people always known to do stupid risk with their lives. For some reason these people they are somehow invincible. I realize that many inventions that we have today, were due to people taking risks where they could have died or did die. Like the Wright brothers. But humanity isn't goign to gain anything beneficial from a teen who took his phone and gun to his head and tried to snap a photo. Just liek this foolish girl who with SnapChat, which has this feature where you can use the phoen to record how fast youi are going, was doign over 100mph and she crashed into another car. She didnt die but is in the hosiptal with serious injury. But the family is suing snapchat for theor daughters ignorance? Just because the app has this feature, doesn't mean you have the right to sue because some fool used it wrong. Your speedometer says 160MPH. That doesn't mean you shoudl try to see how close you can get to it and if you crash trying, you don't get to sue the car company. These fools are ignorant and they all deserve to die. Life has enough risks just to get out of bed and drive to work. Sorry, but if you do something stupid where you risk seriously injury that may or will cause death and it happens, its no one fault but yours and you deserve what happens to you. This person isn't a victim. A victim is a person who is harm by the hands of someone else. NOT YOUR OWN HANDS. DUDE...!!!!

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Here read this - She was a fool. She could have killed someone. She is luck to be alive. The proper use of the app would be have a friend in the other seat and have them hold the phone. But that doesn't mean you should do more than the speed limit. As a teen she is not an experienced driver. She is speeding on a road used by other cars, holding a phone and she is a young inexperienced driver. I hope she busted her spinal cord and can't walk for the rest of her life. That way she can't ever hurt anyone. Suppose she hit a van with a mom transporting her children and she killed them. Would you feel sorry for this driver then? I'm not looking at just what happened, I'm seeing what could have happen. if someone was chasing her and she was tryign to get away from them, then that is one thing. The app wasn't meant for this usage and you shouldnt be able to sue SnapChat for your daughters stupidity. Now she is being counter-sued by the driver of the car she hit. GUESS WHO"S GOING TO WIN AND GUESS WHOSE GOING TO LOSE. I almost wished the driver owned an gun and got out and blew her brains out. What she did was beyond stupid just like this fool who shot himself playing with a gun. You have a right to feel sorry for whoever you want. So do I. People like this have no place in a structured society.

9. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

I thought Indians were the smart ones, but I guess there are always the exception

12. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

You cannot say a thing and apply it to whole country. I had classmates as dump as you couldn't imagine. Though there are many genius ones also.

20. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I'm sure there were plenty of dump ones in your class.....

32. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

*typing mistake :p

16. fyah_king unregistered

Damn, and most of the deaths are Asians. What's going on in Asia, especially India?

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