Young people are now playing a deadly game known as Blue Whale. The online challenge consists of completing 50 tasks and then finishing the “game” by killing yourself. Countries all over the world have reported several deaths due to this demented game, but one 18-year-old recently took it to a whole new horrific level.
Russian officials indicate that since August, hundreds of teens and young adults have killed themselves once their task was completed. But none have gone as far as Andrey Emelyannikov.
Emelyannikov, the latest participant, explained on a forum with friends that he was going to kill his health and safety teacher, Sergei Danilov while playing the Blue Whale game. Emelyannikov ended up slitting Danilov’s throat in between classes before he turned a circular saw on himself.
Emelyannikov posted an image of Danilov’s body lying in a pool of his own blood on the forum afterwards. Danilov was a father of three and a former Army officer. An unnamed student of Danilov’s said he was a good guy. “He was a very kind person. He was strict, but he was fair. He was like a father to us.
The student added: “I have no single bad thought about him. Regardless of what was happening, he was our support, he always tried to help us.”
One of his friends recalled Emelyannikov saying he was going to kill his teacher. “A couple of months ago he complained about his health and safety teacher, even saying that he would kill him sooner or later. But it is a common thing on our forum, the unnamed friend told the Daily Mail. “Our guys often throw out threats to kill somebody, so we don’t pay any attention.”
One detective leading the investigation on the case told a Russian news outlet their theory as to what happened. “This was some kind of a game which by all characteristics remind of the Blue Whale game,” he said.
His friends from the forum shed more light on a possible motive. The friend said Danilov was trying to get Emelyannikov expelled from school. By all accounts, Emelyannikov was a loner and kept to himself. He idolized video game characters and was reserved.
h/t Daily Mail