One Direction fan kills her dog because boyband won’t follow her on Twitter

A crazed One Direction fan reportedly killed her own pet Chihuahua because the teen boy band did not respond to her requests they follow her on Twitter.

The teen sent a shocking tweet to the band from her @illumivato account two weeks ago saying: 'Follow me or I'll break my dog's neck'.

The unhinged post was accompanied by a picture showing someone pinning the tiny dog to the ground by its throat.

Although the post alarmed other One Direction fans it’s unlikely the group saw the message among the tens of thousands they receive each month.

Several days later, the furious teen wrote directly to band member Liam Payne on the social networking site to say: 'I love you. Follow me. My dog has just died.'

According to the Daily Mail she added a picture of herself crying as she cradled an apparently dead dog.

Other shocking images reportedly taken from the @illumivato page before it was suspended by Twitter showed animals in blenders and a small child apparently tied up.

Each tweet comes with similar messages threatening to kill the animals if the boy band didn't follow her on Twitter.

Fans of the band, known as 'Directioners', have branded her a 'psycho', with one even going so far as to set up a petition demanding she be imprisoned which now has around 3,000 signatures.

Mya Fhya, who set up the petition, said: 'This person needs to burn in hell and I want to see justice.'

Bus other Directioners believe her story, although horrible, is a hoax. The story has been widely reported by the Spanish and South American media, but to date the young woman's name and location have not been released.

One Direction has not commented on the incident and are sources say they are unlikely to.