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Deadly Blue Whale Game Finds Another Indian Victim As 13-Year-Old Attempts Suicide In Indore

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| August 11 , 2017 , 07:57 IST

Barely a few weeks after the deadly online dare game the Blue Whale Challenge allegedly claimed its first Indian life when a Mumbai boy committed suicide, a 13-year-old boy attempted suicide on Thursday in Indore as part of the game.

The boy, a student of class VII, climbed the railing of a balcony on the third floor of Chamali Devi Public School at Rajendra Nagar and tried to jump off, but other students luckily pulled him back. The other students informed the teacher of the incident and police were called.

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"Initial investigation suggests that the boy had been playing the Blue Whale game on his father's cellphone for the last couple of days," Additional Superintendent of Police Rupesh Kumar Dwivedi said.

"We think he was tense in the last couple of days, thinking about committing suicide to accomplish the final 50th task of the game," said the police officer, adding that police were considering taking the boy to a psychiatrist for counselling.

According to school principal Sangeeta Poddar, the boy was frightened after his thwarted suicide attempt and revealed to teachers that he had been playing the Blue Whale game for the past few days.

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The online game 'Blue Whale Challenge' involves an administrator who issues a series of 50 dares to the player with the final dare being to commit suicide. While the dares start off innocently enough such as watching horror movies or waking up at 4 AM, the tasks become significantly more sinister as the player is told to make cuts on his/her body and carve the figure of a blue whale on the skin.

Originating in Russia, the Blue Whale game has claimed nearly 130 lives worldwide, the majority of the victims being teenagers.

The game is suspected to have been the cause of death of a Class IX student who committed suicide by jumping off the fifth floor in Andheri, Mumbai on July 29.

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