The administrator of the so-called group of death in a social network “Vkontakte” Budykina Philip, known as Philip Fox, indicted under article 110 of the criminal code “Incitement to suicide”. This article provides imprisonment for the term up to three years.
The Agency notedthat in 10 regions of Russia (Krasnodar Krai, Komi Republic and Bashkortostan, Moscow, Volgograd, Voronezh, Tula, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Omsk region) was raided administrators and participants of the “group of death” with the aliases “Philip the Sea”, “Myron Ever,” the “Keeper of the Truth” (belong Sudeikina), and others.
The young people were questioned as witnesses. They all gave detailed and consistent testimony, saying in particular that Philip Fox called and bowed minors through correspondence in groups in a social network “Vkontakte” to commit suicide. During the search they have and Sudeikina was seized electronic media and other materials relevant to the investigation, said the investigators.
At the moment, the investigators of the investigative Committee in St. Petersburg is set to 15 victims of juveniles held in “groups of death” and committed suicide in various regions of Russia. Suicide five children did not take place. According to the conclusions of psycho-linguistic examination, in correspondence of the administrators group contains the motivation to commit suicide, concluded in the UK.
November 16, Oktyabrsky district court of St. Petersburg sent under arrest detained the day before in the suburbs of the administrator of one of the “groups of death” in social network “Vkontakte” Philip Budykina. Suspect arrested for two months, until January 14, 2017, on suspicion of incitement to suicide in the form of incitement.
According to the investigation, Bodaken is the groups related to suicide, including children. He denies all charges, claiming that “the quest” participants “groups of death” he did not give and never spoke with those who had committed suicide. “There is no evidence of my involvement in committed suicide there,” – said on the page of Philip Fox.
According to the materials of the case, from December 2013 to may 2016 was established eight such virtual communities with restricted access. To become members of the club, the participants passed some stages in the form of quest games to death, administrators used the so-called psychological traps.
According to investigators, Bodaken have created a virtual community minors which after initiation died. SK has confirmed 15 deaths, the suicide of five adolescents did not take place. Fox was detained by the testimony of seventh graders from Omsk, is also the group administrator.
Investigators believe that “groups of death” “death is promoted as the only correct and beautiful way out of difficult situations, cultivated depressive mental state, the use of violence against themselves and others”.