Woman shoots herself while posing with a shotgun for a selfie

Jul 26, 2021

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Woman shoots herself while posing with a shotgun for a selfie

Jul 26, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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A 26-year-old woman from India has taken her own life by accident while posing for a selfie. She was posing with a shotgun last week and reportedly didn’t know that it had been loaded. According to the reports, she accidentally pulled the trigger, and taking a selfie turned into a tragedy.

The tragic accident took place on Thursday, 22 July in Hardoi, India. The woman named Radhika Gupta was posing with her father-in-law’s shotgun in a room in her house. He was at home at the time, so he heard when the weapon fired. He reportedly rushed to the room and found Radhika with a gunshot wound to her neck and with her phone in selfie mode near her. She was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, but sadly, the doctors could only confirm her death.

The Report Look shared Radhika’s selfie with the shotgun that she apparently managed to take right before the accident. I find it disturbing knowing what happened next, so be aware that you might, too. Her husband Akash Gupta reportedly said that Radhika liked to take selfies posing with a gun.

The police said that the tragic event was most likely an accident. However, Radhika’s father believes that this isn’t the case, so he filed a complaint.

“We have observed only one shot in the body and at first glance, no signs of struggle were found in the body of the victim,” the police stated. They have reportedly seized the shotgun and Radhika’s phone, and the autopsy will be performed to investigate the case further.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first case of selfie-taking that went horribly wrong. Also, it’s one of the hundreds of cases of accidental gunshot deaths. According to the statistics, there were 458 accidental gun deaths in 2018 in the US only, and here you can see the global statistics. Guns are not toys, so even if you keep them in the house, make sure to handle them properly so that no one gets hurt or killed just because they wanted to play or take a selfie.

[via Market Research Telecast]

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12 responses to “Woman shoots herself while posing with a shotgun for a selfie”

  1. Alexandre Ayoubi Avatar
    Alexandre Ayoubi

    Darwin wins!

  2. Heinz-Jörg Wurzbacher Avatar
    Heinz-Jörg Wurzbacher

    Blondes have more fun… ;-)

  3. Stewart Parnell Avatar
    Stewart Parnell

    Natural Selection…

  4. Mark Lewis Avatar
    Mark Lewis

    Cause of death – Terminal stupidity.

  5. Whompington Busworth Avatar
    Whompington Busworth

    You can’t fix stupid but often it’ll fix itself.

  6. Camera operator Hong Kong Avatar
    Camera operator Hong Kong

    I’m confuse who would like to see such selfie anyways. Darwin is on my side on this one.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/26a0948497375a23306c5f7962c0a9d9bff922785688be2304e279090c36604e.png

  7. Arthur Costa Avatar
    Arthur Costa

    Hmm what do you think Watson? Asked Sherlock

  8. Albu Emil Avatar
    Albu Emil

    In my 1 year army duty, before they even gave us a gun they forced us to learn the mantra : “never leave a gun loaded, never point the gun at something you don’t intend to kill and never ever turn the gun toward yourself even if you are 100% certain it’s empty”
    After that they gave us the guns, tought us how to disasemble it and clean it and only after about 2 weeks were we allowed to actually use the guns in a shooting range (and we never had access to the ammo, only an officer had access and he counted all the rounds he gave us).
    Anyways, people should definitely learn about the dangers of such weapons before they get their hands on them, i could never understand why would you keep a weapon loaded that is not locked (i would unload it for safety even if it was locked).

  9. dracphelan Avatar
    dracphelan

    This is what happens when you don’t follow the 4 basic rules of firearm safety.
    1. Always treat the firearm as if it is loaded.
    2. Keep your finger off of the trigger until you are ready to fire.
    3. Never point the firearm at anything you are not willing to destroy.
    4. Always be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

    1. FrogLuvR Avatar
      FrogLuvR

      Very true. My father was a police officer and always said….. “only pull a gun out if you are going to use it, and not if you want to intimated or scare anyone”. Of course that was back in the 1950-60s. Now i guess it would apply to selfies these days :-)

    2. Thomas James Killmess Avatar
      Thomas James Killmess

      This is what happens when you don’t follow the 4 basic rules of firearm safety.
      1. Always treat the firearm as if it is loaded.
      2. Keep your finger off of the trigger until you are ready to fire.
      3. Never point the firearm at anything you are not willing to destroy.
      4. Always be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

      Yep, in the link you can see the selfie she took before the accident. She has her finger on the trigger and is pointing the weapon at her face.
      It’s a shame people die from these kind of mistakes.
      RIP.

    3. Smarten_Up Avatar
      Smarten_Up

      Better, 4 basic rules of firearm safety.:
      1. Never have a gun in your house
      2. Leave any location where people feel it necessary to have a gun
      3. Except, in the possession of a law enforcement officer…
      4. and even then…can you be sure they are mentally stable. e.g. do you have dark skin?