In Krasnodar Territory, two attempted suicides of teenage girls persuaded to take their lives via social networks stopped

10 March 2017

The Krasnodar Territory Office of the Investigative Committee is investigating an attempt to persuade an 11-year-old girl to commit suicide under Article 110 of the RF Penal Code.

As was established, from February to March 2017, an unidentified person in group Blue Whale on a social networking website in a game form offered the girl to do some suicide-related actions and later compelled her to commit suicide. For refusing to obey the person threatened to kill her parents. On 2 March 2017, the girl went to the roof of a 5-floor building, but fortunately couldn’t finish her intention as was broken up by an eye-witness. Investigators ordered a psychiatric evaluation, a forensic medical and other examinations to find out all the circumstances surrounding the incident.

In addition, the same investigative authority is running a check into 9 March 2017 attempted suicide of a 15-year-old girl in the settlement of Kuahchevskaya. The girl also corresponded with an unidentified person who offered her tasks, the final one of which was a suicide.

At present, the investigators together with operative divisions are taking all possible steps to find out all the details surrounding the two attempted suicides. They are identifying and questioning the girls’ friends, parents, relatives and teachers.  

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