According to Dailymail report, Kirilov had announced his intentions to kill himself on social media, and invited people to watch him while he carried out the act live on Skype.
It was gathered that instead of attempting to stop Kirilov from taking his own life, many people watching Kirilov online encouraged him to kill himself.
Police authorities investigating the case stated that only one person tried to stop the deseased.
“If a man says he’s going to do something, he needs to do it,” one of the spectators allegedly said, while another said: “Come on, are you ready yet? Go on – do it.”
Speaking on the incident, a police spokesperson said: “It is beyond belief that people could watch this as a form of entertainment. We will be investigating everyone who watched this incident, especially those who urged him to carry it out who may be guilty of negligent homicide.”
Meanwhile, Moscow police say they are now trying to trace all the people who watched Kirilov’s suicide through their internet service providers.