In a bid to become famous, Faizan, of the Chandni Mahal had recorded a video in which he is seen firing a gun in the air. The video which was uploaded on TikTok was brought to the attention of police who arrested the 32-year-old man
New Delhi: The aim to attain social media fame landed a 32-year-old man in jail after a TikTok video of him firing his gun in the air as part of his birthday celebrations went viral, police said on Monday.
Police became aware of the incident when they received information about the video. Upon examination, police found out that the incident took place on Saturday evening at Suiwalan in Delhi's Chandni Mahal area where Faizan was celebrating his 32nd birthday, an officer said.
In the video, Faizan was seen firing in the air with a gun in his hand. The video was first uploaded on TikTok, which later went viral on others social media platforms, deputy commissioner of police (Central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa said.
When the video became viral, Faizan disappeared from his house and hid himself to evade arrest. He was arrested from Akhade Wali Gali and a country made pistol used in the alleged firing was recovered from his possession, Randhawa said.
During interrogation, Faizan revealed that on the eve of his 32nd birthday, he planned to celebrate in a different way to make it special, the DCP said.
The accused took a country made pistol from a person of Chandni Mahal area and recorded the purported video and uploaded it on TikTok "to make himself famous on social media and the society," the officer said.
Efforts are being made to ascertain the source of illegal weapon, the police said, adding that a case had been registered.
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Last Updated Aug 13, 2019, 9:29 AM IST