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Odishatv Bureau

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today served notices to the Central and State Secretaries of IT and Telecom while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed over online suicide game Blue Whale Challenge.

Notice were also issued to the Odisha Home department secretary, DGP, Crime Branch chief and the Twin City Police Commissionerate asking them to furnish details of steps that have been taken to check the spread of the online game.

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The HC has scheduled the next hearing on the PIL filed by one Shiv Shankar Mohanty on September 18.

The Commissionerate Police recently issued an advisory for parents to prevent their children from falling prey to the ‘Blue Whale’ challenge.

As per the advisory, the cops have advised parents to use ‘parental control’ software to keep an eye on the online activities of their children.

Also Read: Class IX Boy From Jajpur Rescued From Clutches Of Blue Whale Game

On September 10, an engineering student in Ralaba village in Hinjili was rescued from the ‘deadly’ trap of the Blue Whale Game.

Earlier in the day, a 35-year-old had taken ill after taking up a task in the online challenge in Kendrapara.

On September 7, a class IX boy of Madhupur Garh High School under Jenapur police limits of Jajpur district was rescued by police from clutches of Blue Whale game and counselled.

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