Police in Russia are investigating claims a boy beheaded himself with a chainsaw after losing a computer game.
A criminal case has been opened into incitement to suicide after 15-year-old Pavel Matveev’s body was found in the village of Mogochino in Tomsk region.
Reports say the boy went out into his yard this morning and ‘switched on a chainsaw and sawed off his own head’.
Russian media cited local sources saying that he was addicted to a computer that his single mother had bought for him. It was unclear what ‘game’ he was playing.
But a female source quoted by Plohie Novosti and Novosti V Tomske news sources saying his death came after playing a computer game.
‘This is what killed him,’ she was quoted as saying.
He ‘spent hours at his computer’ and his ‘nerves’ gave in after a game, she claimed.