Keonjhar: A youth was rescued in a critical condition after attempting suicide to complete a task in the Blue Whale game in Anandpur of Keonjhar district on Saturday.
Sources said, the youth identified as Ajay Patra (21) tried to end his life by consuming poison after completing third stage in the Blue Whale game challenge.
Ajay, who worked in a private company in Tamil Nadu, had reportedly fallen victim of the Blue Whale game some ten days back. After his friends brought the matter to the notice of the company manager, Ajay was sent back to his village in Anandpur.
Since the last three days Ajay was mentally depressed which is suspected to have triggered this extreme step.
Police investigation is yet to begin as the cops were in dark about the incident. However, it was only after the hospital authorities reported the incident, the matter came to light today.