Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) 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.