Kanpur teen kills himself using father’s gun, say police

Police said the boy, Gaurav Shukla, was scolded by his mother because he didn’t want to go to his coaching class.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2018 13:05 IST
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At the time of the incident, the mother and sister of the 13-year-old boy, Gaurav Shukla, were in the house.(Shuttertock)

A 13-year-old boy died allegedly after shooting himself with his father’s rifle at his house in Ashok Nagar here, police said on Wednesday.

At the time of the incident, the mother and sister of the boy, Gaurav Shukla, were in the house.

According to circle officer Suryapal Singh, after hearing the gunshot sound, the mother and sister rushed to the room and saw Gaurav lying dead in a pool of blood with his father’s licensed rifle next to him.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Akhilesh Kumar Meena said the rifle was seized and empty shells were found from the crime scene.

“Prima facie it appeared that the teenager was insisting on not going to coaching classes and was scolded by mother,” SSP said.

A case has been registered and police is investigating the matter for further details, the SSP added.

First Published: Jan 17, 2018 13:04 IST