Blue Whale Challenge: Student attempts suicide in Madhya Pradesh, saved by teacher
The student in Indore tried to jump off the building’s third floor in a bid complete the 50th and last dare instructed in the game
The Blue Whale challenge almost took another life in Madhya Pradesh when a class 7th student attempted suicide by trying to jump from his school building. The student was saved by his schoolmates and his physical training teacher.The student from Chameli Devi Public School in Indore tried to jump off the building’s third floor in a bid complete the 50th and last dare instructed in the game, reported The Times of India. According to ANI, which quoted the teacher Farooq who helped saving the student, the “boy was trying to jump while two other students were trying to hold him.”
MP: Class 7th student attempted suicide in his school in Indore while allegedly following instructions given in an online game 'Blue Whale' pic.twitter.com/tjuOoZGaoh
— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2017
Police say that the child was playing the game on his parent’s mobile who were unaware of it. The police are also skeptical as there are no cut marks on his body which players make for each completed challenge. These marks are cut in the shape of a whale, hence the name.
However, friends of the student confirmed that he was playing the Blue Whale Challenge game which is responsible for over 130 deaths across the world.
The student, himself, also admitted that he was playing the game and was “asked to kill himself for failing the last challenge”. The boy was miffed when he was stopped from completing the final challenge, TOI sources say.
Saw that from 3rd floor window a boy was trying to jump while two other students were trying to hold him, we rushed to save: Farooq,Teacher pic.twitter.com/8JU9VTKsJM— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2017
Last month, a 14-year-old boy in Mumbai allegedly committed suicide after playing the game.
During the Monsoon session of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha members had asked the government to act against games like Blue Whale Challenge.The game involves challenges which players have to complete over 50 days. The horrific tasks include waking up at unusual hours, causing self-harm and watching horror movies. The tasks get more extreme as the game progresses and eventually leads to the final task of committing suicide.