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Pakistani Police opens fire at teen for taking selfies with a toy gun

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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.

(IANS)

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