A teenager commits suicide live on Periscope
A 19-year-old girl in Paris streamed herself live on Periscope moments before her death, reports The New York Times.
The girl shared that her name was Océane and had normal conversation with Periscope followers about her tattoos, her job, and her hobbies.
During the live video, the screen goes dark, and there is no noise. An emeregency worker then shows up on the screen about five to ten mintues later with a train in the background. “I am under the train with the victim; I need to move the victim,” said the worker.
It was confirmed that Océane threw herself under a train and French officials had opened an investigation into her death.
Éric Lallement, the local prosecutor, said the girl sent a text message to a friend of her former boyfriend, sharing that the ex-boyfriend had abused and raped her. In the message, “she declares she is ending her life because of the evil that he did to her,” Mr. Lallement said in a statement. The relatives also confirmed the troubled relationship.
Periscope has taken down the video but excerpts from the video were published on YouTube, with the suicide blacked out.