After the psychologically provoking, international infamous Blue Whale Challenge killed many in the Western world, there came up the second incident of the game in India, however the boy being saved by his friends in the nick of time.
A student of Class 7 tried to commit suicide by jumping from the third floor of his school building, allegedly after taking the Blue Whale Challenge.
The boy tried to suicide soon after the assembly was over at Chameli Devi Public School, Bhopal on Thursday but was luckily saved by his classmates. The students thought the boy was looking down at something, but realized the way he was bending over, he might fall down. So they caught hold of him and shouted for help.
“We took him to the principal’s room where he confessed attempting suicide as part of the Blue Whale Challenge he was playing on his father’s mobile,” Farooq Sheikh, school’s physical education teacher said.
Earlier a 14 year old is said to have jumped off a high rise building in Mumbai as part of completing the last task of the challenge. But Mumbai police are, however, yet to confirm that the suicide was part of the dreaded challenge.
After the principal was informed, the boy’s parents and police were informed. The boy was also counselled
Earlier on Wednesday, Pune police rescued another 14-year-old boy, who had left home after reportedly playing the deadly game.
Even, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, citing reports of a large number of children getting addicted to the game that was allegedly abetting their suicide worldwide, said that the state police issued necessary alerts to make parents vigilant about the game.
Blue Whale challenge, is an online social media game that has led to more than 140 suicides in Europe and Russia. As part of the challenge, a person self harms by carving a blue whale with a knife on the forearm.
The deadly game, created by a former convict in Russia, psychologically provoke players to indulge in daring, self-destructive tasks for 50 days before finally taking the “winning” step of killing themselves. Each task needed to be filmed and shared as “proof”.