The infamous online game, 'Blue Whale Challenge' claims yet another life, as a 19-year-old boy committed suicide by hanging himself in Madurai on Wednesday.
Vignesh was a second year BCom student at Mannar College and was found hanging by his father around 4:15 pm.
According to the reports, a picture of blue whale was drawn on his arm and a suicide note has also been recovered. "Blue Whale is not a game but danger and once entered you can never exit", the note read.
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.
Read more: Delhi HC sends notice to Google, Yahoo, Whatsapp over suicide game
The Central government has banned the Blue Whale game. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has ordered internet platforms, including Google India, Facebook, WhatsApp, Yahoo India, Instagram and Microsoft India, to identify and immediately remove links in connection with the Blue Whale Challenge.
The online game, which originated in Russia, starts by asking participants via social media to take self-harming tasks. It includes a list of 50 tasks that ends with a claim to player's life.