Teenager leaves home to finish 'Blue Whale' challenge; rescued

Cheryl Sanders
August 12, 2017

The class VII boy from Indore, who tried to commit suicide in a deadly Blue Whale Challenge had been writing about the whole 50 stages of the game in his school diary.

The student from Chameli Devi School in Indore tried to jump off the third floor of his school.

According to Rajendra Nagar police, the incident took place when the boy was going towards his class after the morning assembly when he climbed atop the railing. The commotion was heard by the school's physical education teacher Farooq Sheikh who rushed to save the boy, reported the Hindustan Times.

Later the school administration called up the police, who were now investigating the matter. School principal Sangeeta Poddar said the boy was initially scarred but later on being goaded, showed his frustration that he could not complete the task of comittng suicide given to him while playing the online game. Few weeks back a 9th standard student committed suicide by jumping off the roof from his home in Andheri West, Mumbai and apparently he was playing blue whale.

The "Blue Whale" game is originally originated in Russian Federation.

On the other hand, the child admitted that it was his 50th dare - the Blue Whale game lasts 50 days, with one dare for each day - and that he was "asked to kill himself for failing the last challenge".

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

The Kerala government yesterday said it would ask the Centre to ban the Blue Whale game, citing reports of a large number of children getting addicted to it.

It is also being said that this was the last challenge that the boy had been tasked with.

The Blue Whale game originated around 2015 in Russian Federation and spread via social media. The horrific tasks include waking up at unusual hours, causing self-harm and watching horror movies.

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