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Fight Club Members Beat Pal To Death To Cheer Him Up

Fight Club Members Beat Pal To Death To Cheer Him Up

A real-life Fight Club group tried to knock some sense into their grief-stricken pal - and ended up beating him into his grave.

The group, which mirrored Brad Pitt's combat gang in the movie of the same name, decided staging fights was the best way to spice up their humdrum lives.

But when group member Mikhail Burdukov, 37, became depressed after losing his mother his pals decided to visit him to cheer him up.

Andrey Hodirev, 36, Viktor Alexandrov, 42, and Vadim Blandin, 39, from Omsk, a city in south-western Siberia, Russia, went to his apartment where, as they later told police, he appeared to be in "a bad way".

They said they put him in the shower and began slapping him in a bid to jolt him back to reality. "He seemed to make more sense when we slapped him so we kept on doing it," Hodirev told detectives.

But the slapping grew more intense after Burdukov began to fight back and his pals were happy he seemed to be getting into the club's spirit. But after a few more punches were traded, he lay dead on the floor.

That was when the three men panicked and decided to get rid of the body. They asked the driver of a minivan, Dmitrii Borodin, to help them transfer some construction material.

"I saw them carrying a carpet out of the building tied up with metal strings. At some point it fell on the ground and they put a lot of force into picking it up back again which meant it was heavy. I thought at the same moment, that there was something suspicious going on," stated the driver.

After they dropped the body in a meadow, the men returned to the minivan and during their ride back home, they confessed everything to the driver, who tried to remain calm.

Fearing he might meet the same fate as the man in the carpet, he went to police later that day.

This week the trio were sentenced to nearly ten years each in jail - but they have said they will appeal, insisting they were only trying to help their friend get over his depression.

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