Blue Whale Challenge: Police rescues Balasore ITI student

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Balasore: A second year student of Electrician trade in Government ITI, Balasore was rescued from the clutches of Blue Whale game by Sahadevkhunta police on Monday.

As per reports, the student was playing Blue Whale Challenge during a workshop in the institute when his fellow students noticed it and informed the Principal.

Principal Krushna Chandra Rout immediately detained the student in his office and informed his family members. During interrogation it was found that he had reached the 11th stage of the deadly game and his cousin residing in Bengaluru had encouraged him to play the game.

Following this incident, authorities of the ITI checked the hostel rooms thoroughly and seized 37 mobile phones. The student was eventually handed over to his father, who had rushed to the institute after getting the information.

However, getting to know about the incident police reached the spot and took the student along with his father to police station. Later, the student was admitted to a hospital by the police.

“We contacted the Principal after getting the information, he validated it and said that father of the student has also arrived. Presently, we are counselling the student and undertaking his medical treatment,” said IIC of Sahadevkhunta police station Pragnya Mohanty.

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