In a tragic incident, a 19-year-old boy allegedly shot himself to death while chatting with his girlfriend on a live video call at his residence at Saichak under Beur police station in Patna on Monday. The victim, Akash, reportedly used a country-made semi-automatic pistol to shoot himself in the head.
Police sources said the incident took place at around 3am when Akash was alone at his residence and was chatting with his girlfriend on WhatsApp. The girl, a class-IX student, lives in Mahavir Colony which is also under Beur police station area. The youth had failed in intermediate examination last year and was associated with one of the bikers’ gang in Patna.
Sources said a 9mm country-made pistol, a loaded magazine, a pellet and the cellphone through which Akash was chatting with his girlfriend was seized from spot.
“When we recovered Bunty’s cell phone and checked, we were shocked to discover that he was video chatting with his girlfriend live as he shot himself. His girlfriend also confirmed that they were video chatting and had an argument when Bunty suddenly pulled out a gun and shot himself,” DSP (Phulwarisharif) Ramakant Prasad said.
“She tried her best to convince and pacify him but he took the extreme step and ended his life.”, DSP further added.
Quoting the girl, an officer investigating the case said when she saw Bunty pulling out a gun, she called up one of Bunty’s close relatives and pleaded with her to prevent him from taking any untoward step. However, before anyone could intervene, Bunty put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, the officer quoted the girl as saying.
Bunty’s relatives say it was an accident. Sources close to the family said that the girl, at one point of time, succeeded in convincing Bunty to remove the magazine from the pistol but he accidentally pressed the trigger and a bullet remaining in the chamber hit him in the head.