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UP teacher fatally shot as he clicked pictures

His teenaged cousin accidentally pulled the trigger of his father’s licensed pistol

New Delhi: A young man from Uttar Pradesh was accidentally shot dead by his teenaged cousin whose photographs he was clicking in south Delhi, police said on Friday.

The incident occurred on Thursday evening when Prashant, 23, was clicking Rishabh’s photos at the latter’s residence in Madanpur Khadar, where he had arrived to attend a relative’s wedding, a senior police officer told IANS.

“While Rishab’s mother Mangesh was busy making preparations to attend the wedding, Rishabh took out his businessman father Pramod Chauhan’s licensed pistol from an almirah and began performing stunts. As Prashant and Rishabh’s sister Sakshi clicked his photos, the teenager accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting Prashant in the abdomen,” the officer said.

“Prashant was declared brought dead at nearby Apollo hospital. Pramod Chauhan was not present at his home when the incident happened,” he added.

Rishabh, who has appeared in Grade 10 board exams, has been booked in the case and is being questioned.

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