In another incident, a class 10 student belonging to West Bengal allegedly committed suicide by suffocating himself on Saturday, following instruction on the notorious Blue Whale Challenge. The incident took place in Anandpur town of West Midnapore district. A 14-year-old Ankan covered his head with a plastic bag and tied it tightly around his neck with a nylon cord.
According to victim’s father, on Saturday when he returned from school, her mother asked Ankan for lunch to which he refused saying he’ll first take bath. Later, he was found unconscious on the floor and was immediately taken to hospital where doctors announced him brought dead. He was last seen playing the Blue whale online challenge, as per reports.This is not the first incident in connection with this online game.
The game has claimed the lives of around 150 people in Europe and Russia so far.A 13-year-old boy on Thursday had tried to jump off the third floor of his building in Indore.
The incident took place at Chameli Devi School in Indore, when a class 8th student was seen climbing the railing of a balcony on the third floor of the school premises, but fortunately was saved after intervention from his friends and teachers.
The game firstly asks the player to draw a whale on a piece of paper, then carve a whale figure on their body, and then gives other tasks such as watching horror movies alone etc. The tasks also include the final challenge to commit suicide.
Similarly, a 14-year-old Mumbai boy jumped off the terrace of his home on August 1 in a bid to complete the game challenge.
(With ANI Inputs)