French authorities have opened an investigation after a teenager allegedly live-streamed video of her suicide on the popular app Periscope.
The 19-year-old threw herself under a commuter train in the suburban Egly station, south of Paris, after claiming she had been raped and naming her attacker during filming, the local prosecutor said.
The teenager, whose name was not released, sent a text message to a friend of her attacker a few hours before she died on Tuesday, French prosecutor Eric Lallement told the Associated Press.
"In the text message, she mentions violence and a rape... and claims she is ending her days because of the harm that the young man had done to her," Lallement said.
The teen's video messages and mobile phone have been seized by the police. An autopsy and toxicology and drug tests will be conducted over the next few days.
The video has been removed from Periscope, a cellphone live video-streaming app particularly popular among young people, but YouTube users posted what they said were excerpts. The suicide scene itself is not visible on YouTube.
Periscope, owned by Twitter, did not publicly comment.
The French case is only the latest one linked to Periscope.
Last month in Ohio, a 17-year-old woman was raped by a man with whom she had been drinking and her 18-year-old friend live-streamed the attack on the social media app, prompting a prosecutor to file a rape and kidnapping indictment.
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