Russian Boy, 15, beheaded himself with chainsaw after losing computer game

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A Russian boy has beheaded himself with a chainsaw after losing at a computer game, a claim which the Russian police are investigating.

According to reports Pavel Mateev, 15, went into his yard Monday morning before he “switched on a chainsaw and sawed off his own head.”

Russian media cited local sources saying that he was addicted to a computer game that his single mother had bought for him.

State owned Russian television channel NTV reported: “A teenager from Tomsk region committed suicide after he lost a computer game.”

It is unclear what computer game the Russian boy was playing, but a female source said Pavel Mateev spent hours at his computer and that his “nerves gave in after a game”.

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The local office of the Russian Investigative Committee gave no further details on Pavel’s case except to confirm a criminal case had been opened into incitement to suicide.

Russia has seen several so-called “death groups” allegedly incite children and teenagers to take their own lives whilst playing online games.

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