Teenager killed while making TikTok video in Haripur

Published September 17, 2021
The TikTok app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13. — Reuters/File
The TikTok app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13. — Reuters/File

HARIPUR: A teenage boy was killed when a pistol held by his cousin went off accidentally while making a TikTok video in Hattar village, police said on Thursday.

Sharif Akhtar, a resident of Hattar, told the police that his son Raqeebur Rehman, 17, and nephew Usman were at their shop in Dohriyan area when Usman was making a video for TikTok with his licenced 30-bore pistol.

He said the pistol went off accidentally and a bullet pierced through Raqeeb’s chest. He was taken to rural health centre, Kot Najibullah, but did not survive. The police have registered a case against Usman.

Honour killing case: The court of sessions judge-I, Haripur, has ordered the local police to complete the investigation into alleged honour killing of a girl and register an FIR of the case if the offence is established.

Bilal Hussain Shah of Sera-i-Saleh village had filed a petition under section 22-A of the CrPC praying for issuance of an order to the SHO of local police station for registration of a murder case against the parents of his wife.

Presenting documentary evidence of his court marriage registered in Taxila on Aug 8, 2019, the complainant contended that after they solemnised court marriage the parents of his wife took her to their home on the promise of holding proper wedding ceremony for allegedly saving the family’s honour.

The complainant said on July 2, 2020, he was informed that his wife was burnt to death in her kitchen by fire caused by gas leakage. He filed a complaint with Sera-e-Saleh police, but they did not register an FIR and started an inquiry which could not be completed even after 14 months.

Published in Dawn, September 17th, 2021

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