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A teenage boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while posing for selfie with his dad’s gun. Ramandeep Singh, 15, from Shiv Nagar, India, was trying to take a selfie with his sister and the .32-calibre revolver when the disaster occurred.

As he pointed the loaded gun at his head, he pulled the weapon’s trigger instead of clicking the photograph, shooting himself at close range.

The student was rushed to hospital with ‘critical’ head injuries after his sibling and concerned neighbours raised the alarm on Friday night, police said. He tragically succumbed to his wounds today, according to The Telegraph .

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Ramandeep’s death is the latest in a growing list of selfie-related fatalities – a large proportion of which take place in India.

The teenager, who attended Guru Harkishen Public School, and his older sister were reportedly alone in the house at the time of the deadly shooting.

The gun belonged to Ramandeep’s property dealer father, and was usually kept in a wardrobe inside the home, police said.

After the incident, Ramandeep was taken to a private hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab, where he was given emergency treatment. But despite medics’ best efforts, he later died from his injuries, Mirror.co.uk reports.

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