Blue Whale Challenge: 13-year-old commits suicide following instructions on deadly online game

Updated On : 28 Aug , 2017 , 03:03 PM
Blue Whale Challenge: 13-year-old commits suicide following instructions on deadly online game
Blue Whale Challenge: 13-year-old commits suicide following instructions on deadly online game
New Delhi:

Another teen suicide related to the deadly game has been reported from Uttar Pradesh where a 13-year-old boy hanged himself to death following instructions on the deadly online game 'Blue Whale Challenge'.

Parth Singh, who was a student of class six, had been playing the deadly game for past few days, was found hanging in his bedroom in Maudaha village on Sunday night.

Though Parth's parents had repeatedly directed him not to be engaged with this fatal addiction, the 13-year-old would use his father's phone in his absence.

On Sunday evening, Parth was invited to one of of his friend's birthday party but instead of attending the same he locked himself in a room and was later found dead.

Maudaha circle officer (CO) Abhishek Yadav said, "An only child, when he did not open the door, his father Vikram Singh, broke open the door and found him hanging. The suicide seems to have been triggered by the blue whale game and a probe is underway," IANS reported.

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"We are sending IT experts to go through the mobile records and history," he was quoted further.

The destructive game has claimed a lot many young lives throughout the country. While a class 10 student from West Bengal's Midnapore district allegedly committed suicide by suffocating himself a couple of days back, a 14-year-old Mumbai boy jumped off the terrace of his home on August 1 in a bid to complete the task, as reported.

The Blue Whale Game, better known as 'Blue Whale Challenge', is an Internet game that is claimed to exist in several countries. The game allegedly consists of a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators during a 50-day period, with the final challenge requiring the player to commit suicide. The term 'Blue Whale' comes from the phenomenon of beached whales, which is linked to suicide.

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First Published : Monday, August 28, 2017 01:43 PM
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