A 19-year-old college student Vignesh in Madurai is suspected to be the first victim in Tamil Nadu of the macabre online game Blue Whale, police said.
According to the police, the second year B.Com was found hanging at his home by his father on Wednesday evening and the cops found the telling image of a whale carved into Vignesh's left arm with “Blue Whale” written below it.
A note was also recovered from his residence stating “Blue Whale is not a game but danger and once entered you can never exit”.
The game is targeted at teenagers and forces them to perform several dangerous activities finally leading them to commit suicide.
The game has claimed several lives in India and worldwide. This is the first death reported in Tamil Nadu linked to the deadly game that has been blamed for at least three more suicides this month, in Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala.