Teen allegedly shoots self with dad’s gun – Bangalore Mirror


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Bangalore Mirror Bureau / Updated: Sep 18, 2021, 06: 00 IST

Teen allegedly shoots self with dad’s gun

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A 17-year-old boy was found dead with a


wound on his head in a bus shelter in Mekhri Circle on Friday morning. The deceased who allegedly died by suicide, was the son of a retired Havaldar in


. He is said to have used his father’s



The deceased has been identified as

Rahul Bhandari

, a resident of Gangenahalli and a student of second PUC in Army school. The family hails from Uttarakhand and had settled in


. Police who rushed to the spot recovered the pistol and a live bullet which was fired. The bullet had pierced through the right side of head and exited from the left.

According to the police, the firearm was an Indian Ordnance Country-made Pistol. It is a licensed pistol which Bhandari’s father had since his retirement in 2017. His parents told the police that he was taught to use the pistol and it was kept in their cupboard. He used to go for morning walks and on Friday, he left the house around 3: 30 am with the pistol. He is said to have sat at the bus stand in Mekhri Circle until 6 am. A biker saw the boy lying in a pool of blood and informed the police.

Senior police officials along with FSL team visited the spot and shifted the body postmortem. A senior officer said, “He had scored over 90% in class 10. The exact reason behind him taking the extreme step is yet to be ascertained. ”

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