Lucknow Police probing angle, if ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ reason behind Brightland School knifing incident

18 January 2018, 05:13 PM
Lucknow Police probing angle,  if ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ reason behind Brightland School knifing incident. (Representative Image)
Lucknow Police probing angle, if ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ reason behind Brightland School knifing incident. (Representative Image)

The Uttar Pradesh administration and police are trying to find out if the Brightland School knifing incident, which reminded the country of chilling Gurgaon’s Ryan International School murder,  was carried out under influence of the deadly mobile game — ‘Blue Whale Challenge.’

The Lucknow Police during their course of investigation had learnt that the boy was attacked by a class 6 girl studying in the same school.

A senior police officer said, “We are investigating the case in all angles. Some school officials had raised a concern that the girl might be playing the deadly game which led to the incident.”

The ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ has become a point of investigation for the police as the game provokes its players especially minors to carry out deadly acts including murder and suicide.

Uttar Pradesh Police earlier in the day arrested Principal of Brightland School for allegedly hiding the knife attack on a class 1 student by a senior student for at least a day.

An officer of Lucknow Police said, “We have arrested Rina Manas, principal of the school.”

Also read: UP School horror: Class 1 student found stabbed, lying in pool of blood toilet

Earlier in the day Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also met the injured student and his parents. He has directed the police to find out the reasons behind the attack and submit a report.

According to doctors, the injured student is recovering and is said to be out of danger. He had suffered deep cut wounds in chest and stomach.

Also read: Blue Whale Challenge: Russian Police arrests 17-year-old for running suicide group

A class 1 student was brutally attacked with a sharp weapon by a senior student at Lucknow’s Brightland School on Tuesday.  The incident had come to light on Wednesday after parents of the student lodged a complaint with the local police.

Police said, teachers found the class one student lying unconscious in pool of blood with hands tied in a school toilet around 10am on Tuesday.

First Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 04:57 PM
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