In Krivoy Rog 11-year-old boy set himself on fire for the sake of popularity on the Internet

В Кривом Роге 11-летний мальчик поджег себя ради популярности в интернете

In Krivoy Rog Dnipropetrovsk region 11-year-old doused himself with a flammable substance and arson for the sake of popularity on the Internet. Student in serious condition with 60% body burns, was in the hospital. This reports the press service of the police of the Dnepropetrovsk region.

“This tragic event occurred on 26 December in Avangard village of Kryvyi Rih district. As found by the police three teenagers 11 and 15 years old, after watching an extreme video, which scored a mad number of hits on the Internet, I decided to repeat them. A younger guy was soaked in a flammable substance and set himself on fire, the other two friend filmed it all on video. But, at the last moment something went wrong, as in the original, where the blogger after arson immediately dives into the water. The child was in the hospital”, – is spoken in the message.

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Now the issue of entering of data in the Unified register of pre-trial investigation article 166 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (malicious non-performance of duties on care of the child). Parents of the injured boy could face a penalty of restriction of liberty for a term from 2 to 5 years or imprisonment for the same term.

Currently under investigations aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the incident.

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