A 19-year-old man died on Saturday night while making a video on TikTok after his friend allegedly shot him. TikTok is a popular social platform that quickly rose to fame among teens and adults alike. The incident took place when the victim, Salman, was with three friends at the time of the incident. All three of his friends have been arrested.
A case was registered against the accused under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act, 1959.
According to police, one of the friends drove a bleeding Salman to the hospital. After questioning him, police arrested his friends and recovered the pistol. A post-mortem report is awaited, police said.
This is not the first time the Chinese owned app has faced controversy. Last year, Indonesia banned Tik Tok due to the presence of “pornographic, inappropriate and blasphemous content”. The ban lasted a week. Under pressure, ByteDance, who owns Tik Tok, agreed to clear all obnoxious content and improve security of the app.