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BSF Soldier's Daughter Falls Prey To Blue Whale Challenge, Rescued From Suicide Attempt

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| September 5 , 2017 , 14:51 IST

A 17-year-old daughter of a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier who had fallen victim to the fatal Blue Whale Challenge game was rescued from by divers and policemen after she jumped off a cliff into a lake in Rajasthan's Jodhpur around midnight on Monday.

The girl had carved a "Blue Whale" into her arm and was spotted circling the lake on her scooter before she jumped off the cliff into the water.

"If I don't complete my task my mother will die," she said to the policemen who brought her out of the water.

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The girl had left home on Monday night saying that she was going to the market but when she did not return, her parents called her mobile phone. When the call was picked up by a stranger, the parents realised that their daughter had left her phone somewhere and started looking for her.

A local, Om Prakash saw that the girl had parked her scooter and was crying.

"She was crying...I realised she was going to jump into the lake. I ran behind her and tried to stop her. I started talking to her and asked her what's the matter, she said my mother will die. Why will your mother die, I asked. She said her game was nearing the end and if she did not complete her task her mother would die," Om Prakash told NDTV.

Suddenly, the girl ran up and jumped into the lake in front of Prakash, who immediately jumped in after her to pull her out.

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"We got information at around 11 pm last night that a girl was driving around Kalyana lake...we reached the spot. She was pulled out just in time," said Lekhraj Sihag, a police officer.

Despite government attempts to curb the Blue Whale Challenge, the game continues to mark its victims. The online game involves an 'administrator' assigning a series of 50 dares to the 'player' that are to be completed in 50 days. The player is required to submit photographic proof of each completed 'level'.

While the dares or challenges begin innocently enough, with waking up at odd hours and watching horror movies, the dares become more sinister and force players to harm themselves. The final dare, to win the game is to commit suicide. The players are threatened with harm to their families to force them to continue playing the game.