Blue Whale Challenge game claims Pondicherry University student's life

Blue Whale strikes again: Suicide in Madurai, hospitalised in Guwahati

Along with the body of the teenager, a note has been recovered too which claims that the Blue Whale Challenge is not a game but danger.

The initial investigation also revealed that Borha had also invited some of his friends in Assam to play the Blue Whale game.

As distressful and secretive as this "game" is, it is easy to spot a victim playing the Blue Whale Challenge.

The Blue Whale Game, A Silent House, A Sea of Whale, Wake Me Up at 2.40am and other Internet Suicide Games officially banned by schools.

At the end of the challenge, the participant is instructed to commit suicide.

The victim, 19-year-old Vignesh, is said to be the first victim in Tamil Nadu of the macabre online game. Meanwhile, a 17-year-old Russian girl has been arrested for allegedly masterminding the strategy to make the deadly game go viral, according to a report in Hindustan Times.

The challenge was spread via social media and meant that there were countless numbers of young people exposed to the manipulation.

On investigating, the police of Madurai learned that the boy had died under the unusual circumstances while playing one of the tasks of the Blue Whale online Challenge game.

The twisted challenge has till now been linked to more than 130 suicides around the world. People have been sharing these rules and regulations of the internet game online to spread awareness about the freakish tasks and help elders to identify the symptoms of playing the game.

They must video or document every task they complete, as proof to the curators that they have completed the task. The boy jumped off 7 storey building on July 29, 2017, in Andheri, Mumbai. The player takes pictures of completing all the tasks and sends it to the curator.

In a suspected case of online game "Blue Whale Challenge", a Pondicherry University student commits suicide by hanging himself from tree on Thursday night. The term "Blue Whale" apparently has origin in the phenomenon of beached whales which is linked with suicide.

Their final task on the 50 day is to kill themselves. They often talk about running away from home or even about death and a sudden change in their eating pattern can also be noticed.

The game's popularity has prompted governments around the world to direct internet giants Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to immediately remove its links.

Furthermore, Gandhi urged the school authorities to monitor the activities of the children and dissuade them from falling prey to such online games. Approaching a certified psychologist may also be helpful.

Philipp Budeikin, a Russian psychology student is behind bars and he confessed to inventing the challenge. When asked about the reason behind creating and administrating this gruesome challenge, the man said that he was trying to "clean the society".

The Blue Whale challenge is believed to have originated in Russian Federation in 2013, invented by one Philipp Budeikin, who was later arrested and declared guilty of inciting 16 teenagers to commit suicide.

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