Egypt girl kills mother, brother as she sets house on fire for Blue Whale game

The 17-year-old set her house on fire causing their death. (Shutterstock)

A 17-year-old Egyptian girl caused the death of her mother and disabled brother after she burnt their house down as part of a Blue Whale game task on Friday, said a security official.

The police department in al-Balina received a call about a house that was on fire, said the official. The house was owned by Essmat Kamal, the girl’s father.

The 49-year-old mother, Shadia, and brother, Mohammed Essmat, were burnt alive and the third sibling, Taha Essmat, was left injured.

During investigations, it was learned that the teenager, Shahinaz, had poured petrol throughout the house then lit it on fire. She also explained that the motive behind the crime was a Blue Whale game task from her administrator.

The prosecution has decided to detain Shahinaz for four days pending investigation.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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