A former Thai gangster who ‘shot’ himself in the head during a live stream on Facebook has been accused of doing it to get more online followers by poiice who arrested him on firearms charges.

Heavily-tattooed retired street thug Nae Wat Dao astonished his hundreds of thousands of followers when he apparently put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger during a live stream,Mailonline reports..

But he is now facing firearms charges in Bangkok after police accused him of pulling the stunt to boost his online fame.Nae was admitted to hospital after the ‘shooting’ on Saturday with a minor wound to the right side of his head.

Medics at the Siriraj Hospital confirmed to police that Nae had not suffered a gunshot wound indicating the fake shooting was a cynical stunt by Nae to attract more followers.

Police chief Maj. Gen. Uthasin Ruangdet told local media:

‘The news said the gun was used on his head.’If that had been true, there would definitely have been a severe wound.
But from the informal conversation with the doctor, it was confirmed no stitches were made, as it was only a scratch.’

Police say Nae – now said to be a patient at a psychiatric hospital – has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

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