Indore boy tries to jump off school terrace; attempt thwarted — Bluewhale challenge

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I rushed and intercepted the ST bus; around 10.30 am, the boy was taken into custody and the Vijapur Naka police station, which falls under Solapur city, was informed.

After a Mumbai teen killed himself as part of the game, a 13-year-old boy in Indore reportedly attempted suicide to complete the Blue Whale Challenge.

Officials suggest that the incident took place at the city's Chameli Devi Public School soon after the assembly was over.

As per the reports of Times of India, the boy was very much annoyed when the Physical training teacher Sheikh Mohommad Farukh pulled him away from the railing. He told the teachers that he had been playing Blue Whale for the last couple of days.

In the game players are asked to draw a whale image on a piece of paper, then as a challenge, they were asked to draw the same design on their hand, and by drawing means craving with a knife after all this hey then given tasks like watch horror movies alone etc.

According to Reddit, these tasks may include waking up at 4:20 and watching scary videos to inflict pain upon yourself by cutting lips or poking needle. Talking to the leading daily, school principal Sangeeta Poddar said,"The boy was initially scared, but later told us that he could not complete a task given to him while playing an online game and was asked to commit suicide".

"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.

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

Though the police were sceptical of the Blue Whale angle because the boy didn't have cuts on the body and that apparently there is no mobile app for the game, the victim admitted to having indulged in this morbid fascination. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state police had issued necessary alerts to make parents vigilant about the game.

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