Have Selfies Gone Too Far?

Angelique Kokal, Reporter

Recently, a fifteen-year-old boy in India died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while taking a selfie. Ramandeep Singh was posing with his father’s .32 caliber pistol on Friday evening when he accidentally pulled the trigger, according to the police department in Punjab state.

The safety catch obviously wasn’t on and Singh was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery, but later died from his injuries Sunday afternoon.

Other countries have had their share of selfie fatalities over the years, with India making up about 40% of those fatalities. Always remember don’t endanger yourselves or those around you just for a picture and be safe!