Swat youth killed while filming TikTok video


A youth was killed as he pretended to shoot himself while being filmed by friends for a TikTok video, police said Thursday.

Hamidullah, 19, who police said, was well-known locally on social media, held a friend’s pistol to his temple and pulled the trigger, unaware the gun was loaded.

“The young man died on spot,” said Badshah Hazrat, a senior police official in the Swat Valley.

While the clip of the incident was not uploaded to TikTok, police said friends circulated it among themselves and it soon spread further.

The 19-year-old had more than 8,000 followers and had posted nearly 600 TikTok clips.—INP