A 14-year old student from Andheri in Mumbai ended his life by jumping off a building last week raising suspicion that this may be a case linked to the 'The Blue Whale Challenge' game which has killed hundreds of children across Russia.
As per reports, police have found the Class 9 deceased student’s friends being discussing the online game.
While police have not yet found any other evidence proving the death to be a result of the 'Blue Whale' suicide challenge, the game is reportedly attracting kids across the country.
The dangerous game has been linked to at least 130 teen deaths across Russia alone. Besides, police in the UK have warned parents about the challenge.
What Is Blue Whale Challenge?
The online game, 'Blue Whale', which originated in Russia, starts by asking participants via social media to draw a blue whale on a piece of paper.
The participants are then asked to carve the whale onto their body. The participants are also given other tasks, like watching horror movies alone.
Later, the task is to harm oneself and waking up at unusual hours.
How To Avoid?
It’s better to say ‘NO’ confidently. You don’t need to say yes to something for the sake of anything if it is unsafe.
Even though your friends or any relative, to whom it’s difficult to say no, insist you to go for the game, be assertive and say NO.
Be open to your parents in case anything related to it bothering you.