Singapore: A Singapore newspaper reported on Tuesday that eight teen fans of the video game Slayers planned to commit suicide together last month, but most backed out after watching two of them jump to their deaths.

The New Paper reported that according to a police investigation, 16-year-old Ku Witaya, a self-proclaimed Taoist medium, convinced his younger brother and six other boys that they had to die to become "slayers" who would kill demons in a third World War.

In the report, the boys planned to jump off the roof of Witaya's apartment building together, but that an access door was locked.

The paper said seven of the group went to Witaya's bedroom, where Witaya and 16-year-old Sia Chan Hong leapt out of a ninth-floor window. The remaining boys decided not to jump.