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Tragic! Groups which ‘promote suicide’ induce despair, encourage Russian teenagers to commit suicide as part of social media game called ‘Blue Whale’

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Russian authorities concerned by recent trend of Russian teenagers committing suicide ‘as part of deadly social media game
Police believe the evil masterminds the suicide game are hijacking the lives of young  Russian girls and could be behind more than 130 suicides across Russia
Two schoolgirls Yulia Konstantinova, 15, and Veronika Volkova, 16, fell to their deaths after taking part in Blue Whale suicide game on Sunday in industrial Ust-Ilimsk,  Irkutsk region of Siberia
Two days earlier, a 14-year-old girl  was reported to have thrown herself under a commuter train, while another 15-year-old Ekaterina, today was critically injured after falling onto snowy ground from an apt in the city of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia
It is understood game masters set the participants tasks via social media 
Tasks include self-mutilation cutting themselves, carving words or symbols into their bodies for the game called Blue Whale
The game ends in suicide on day 50
 Police are investigating given Russia has suffered similar problems historically
Alleged ringleader 21-year-old Philip Budeikin was detained last yearhe has been charged with organizing eight groups between 2013 and 2016 which ‘promote suicide’
So far investigators in the Budeikin case have stopped 15 teenagers from committing suicide, five were rescued at the last moment
Self-mutilation.pngGame masters encourage girls to self-mutilate themselves, carving words or symbols into their bodies for the game called Blue Whale [photo] such as seen on is teen’s bloody forearm

The photo of a blue whale and a note saying saying ‘End’ posted on social media  social by one teenager and another by her friend saying: ‘Sense is lost… End.’.
Coming on the heels of earlier messages like: ‘Do you feel that gradually you become useless?’ or ‘I’m just a ghost’, were ominous signs that two school girls were about to pay the ultimate price for their gullibility in Siberia, Russia.

yulia-konstantinova-and-veronika-volkova2Two schoolgirls Yulia Konstantinova, 15, and Veronika Volkova, 16, fell to their deaths after taking part in Blue Whale suicide game on Sunday in industrial Ust-Ilimsk, Irkutsk region of Siberia

Today, police in Russia are investigating a rush of teenage suicide attempts amid fears that gullible youngsters  may have been manipulated by sinister social media groups.
Over the weekend, two teenage girls jumped to their deaths from the roof of a building, prompting fears they were influenced into doing it by games masters behind a morbid online social media fad called Blue Whale.
the game encourages teenagers to complete tasks like cutting themselves in the build-up to their being told to kill themselves on day 50 of being involved in the game.
Two school girls Yulia Konstantinova, 15, and Veronika Volkova, 16, fell to their deaths on Sunday from the roof of an apartment block in industrial Ust-Ilimsk.
Today a girl named only as Ekaterina, 15, was critically injured after falling onto snowy ground from a flat in the city of Krasnoyarsk, also Siberia.
Two days earlier, a 14-year-old girl from Chita was reported to have thrown herself under a commuter train.


Yulia Konstantinova6.png15-year-old Yulia Konstantinova, took her own life over the weekend by jumping from an apartment block 

In all cases state investigators are probing whether a controversial web ‘suicide game’ has influenced the girls to seek to take their lives.
Yulia left a note saying ‘End’ on her social page and earlier she had posted a picture with big blue whale, seen as a symbol of a social media movement encouraging children to take their own lives.
Her friend Veronika wrote: ‘Sense is lost… End.’
She regularly posted sad messages such as, ‘Do you feel that gradually you become useless?’ or ‘I’m just a ghost’.
It was reported that two teenage boys were detained by police at the scene after allegedly filming the tragic double suicide.

she-had-earlier-posted-a-picture-with-big-blue-whale-seen-as-a-symbol-of-a-social-media-movement-encouraging-children-to-take-their-own-livesPrior to jumping to her death, one of the victims, Yulia posted a photo  with a big blue whale, seen as a symbol of a social media movement encouraging children to take their own lives.

The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a probe on ‘incitement to suicide’ regarding the pair’s death.
‘Investigators checked the scene, the homes of the minors, and interviewed relatives and friends of the victims, to establish the motives,’ said a statement.
‘Particular attention during the investigation of the criminal case will be given to the study of their social contacts on the Internet.’
In Krasnoyarsk, law enforcement recently opened three criminal cases of incitement to suicide involving schoolgirls via the groups in social media.
In all these cases, the teenagers were rescued.

Veronika Volkova4.pngVeronika Volkova, 16,  wrote: ‘Sense is lost… End,’ before committing suicide. Volkova fell to her death on Sunday from a 14-storey building

One local school director told police he had received an anonymous call saying a student had joined a ‘group of death’ and planned soon to kill herself.
The police identified the girl who explained that had joined a ‘game’ in social media network ‘Vkontakte’, and had been given ‘tasks’ by the administrator of the group.
She was told to cut certain words on her hands and search for a high-rise building from which she could jump.

yulia-konstantinova-and-veronika-volkova4Police activity at the tragic scene after a teenage girl jumped to her death from the 14th floor of an apartment block on Sunday in industrial Ust-Ilimsk

She did not obey the commands – but there are fears that others did.
In the Chita case, transport police confirmed that the so-called suicide game ‘Blue Whale’ is seen as a possible ’cause of death’.
A second girl had made plans to kill herself with the dead teenager, but changed her mind at the last moment.
Teenagers are urged to use a knife or razor to make the shape of a whale on their wrist or leg, say Russian reports.
They are also urged to watch horror movies all day, and to wake themselves at 4.20 am, steps leading up to demands to take their own lives on the 50th day of being in the game.


Yulia Konstantinova left a note saying 'End' on her social page before committing suicide2.jpgYulia Konstantinova left  She left a note saying ‘End’ on her social page. Her friend Veronika Volkova wrote: ‘Sense is lost… End.’

There was deep concern last year when there were fears that the sinister masterminds could be behind at least 130 suicides across Russia.
After the arrest of a supposed ringleader, there was a reduction in cases, but now there is major new fear of vulnerable teenagers being swayed by the barbaric death social media accounts.
Investigative newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported last year: ‘We have counted 130 suicides of children that took place between November 2015 to April 2016.
‘Almost all these children were members of the same internet groups and lived in good, happy families.’
It went on: ‘We know absolutely for sure is that adults are working with children, with the help of knowledge of their habits and passions, using their favourite language and culture,’ reported the newspaper.
‘They know psychology well, they convince girls that they are ‘fat’, tell boys that they are ‘losers’ in this world. And that there is another world and they will be among the chosen.’

phillip budeikin2.pngSuicide club ring master, Philip Budeikin [photo] was arrested in 2016 and charged with organizing eight groups which ‘promote suicide’

So far one person associated with rise of the suicide club has been arrested. Last year. alleged ringleader Philip Budeikin, 21, was arrested. He has been charged with masterminding eight groups between 2013 and 2016 which ‘promote suicide’.
Some 15 teenagers committed suicide, and another five were rescued at the last moment, according to the case against him.
Children are told on such social media that ‘the best things in life start with the letter ‘S’, semiya [family], Saturday, sex, suicide.’
A song tells them: ‘We have left for the open space, we have nothing left in this world.’
The children are asked: ‘How many dull days like this are you going to drag yourself through?’
A picture of an approaching train has a sign: ‘This world is not for us.’
A photograph of teens on a roof is captioned: ‘We are children of the dead generation.’

 

 

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