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Tag: Blue Whale Challenge

Odisha Crime Branch warns parents on Olivia Hoax

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Crime Branch has issued an advisory against Olivia Hoax, a WhatsApp scam that has been targeting children worldwide through the app. The messenger, claiming to be Olivia, begins conversation with kids, pretending to be a friend they know, but soon starts sending links that direct them to porn sites. The Crime Branch, […]

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Momo Challenge: Family blames Momo after youth commits suicide

Cuttack: At a time when the Commissionerate Police is sensitising people and expediting measures to eliminate the crimes related to ‘MOMO Challenge’, police today recovered the body of a youth from an under-construction club house at Umara Gaon village in Mahanga area of the district. The deceased has been identified as Umakant Behera. It was […]

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Don't meddle with her, she is dangerous: Crime Branch on MOMO Challenge

Bhubaneswar: After successfully eradicating the ‘Blue Whale’ Challenge, the Commissionerate Police has expedited measures to put a check on the the new killer game ‘MOMO Challenge’ (A challenge that lures players into a series of violent acts, ending with a suicide dare) which is spreading its tentacles in the State in a swift pace. As […]

Blue Whale Game: Youth attempts suicide, admitted to hospital

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. […]

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Scared, Blue Whale-possessed student expresses distress in answer sheet

Raigarh: Amid reports of children ending their life driven by infamous Blue Whale game, a young boy in Madhya Pradesh’s Raigarh district, who became frightened of the final task of committing suicide, revealed his distress in his answer-sheet. An alarmed teacher checking the answer-sheet brought the matter to the notice of the school and the […]

Bengal teenager hospitalised after playing Blue Whale Challenge

Kolkata: A teenage girl from West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district was hospitalised on Sunday after she was found to have injured herself while playing the deadly online game Blue Whale Challenge, police said. “A class eight student from a private school in Basirhat area fell ill after confessing about her involvement in playing the […]

Blue Whale Challenge: Cuttack girl rubs green chilli in eyes

Cuttack: To fulfil a challenge of the online Blue Whale game, a student of a girls’ college here was found rubbing green chilli in her eyes. The incident came to light after the girl captured a video of the event and shared the same with her friends. According to reports, the girl, residing in the […]

Blue Whale: Agra girls rescued in MP

Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh): Two Class 9 girls have been rescued from here after they ran away from their home in Uttar Pradesh to complete a task while playing the macabre online game the Blue Whale Challenge, a Government Railway Police officer said on Thursday. The girls, found at the Hoshangabad station late on Tuesday, revealed […]

Blue Whale Challenge: Police rescues engineering student in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: An engineering student was rescued from the clutches of Blue Whale Challenge at Sasanpadia here by Lingaraj police on Tuesday. The student, identified as Swadhin Rout, was playing the deadly game since 10 days, alleged his family members. On Tuesday, he had locked himself inside his room raising suspicions. Rout’s family, with help of […]

Blue Whale Challenge: Police rescues Balasore ITI student

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 […]

Blue Whale game: Orissa HC serves notices to Centre, State

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 […]

Facebook takes on online suicide challenges

New Delhi: At a time when reports of suicides linked to the Blue Whale challenge internet game are sending shock waves through the country, Facebook on Friday said it is working with suicide prevention partners to collect phrases, hashtags and group names associated with online challenges encouraging self-harm or suicide. “We offer resources to people […]

Blue Whale challenge: Girl tries to kill self again

Jodhpur: A 17-year-old girl, who was rescued after she trying to commit suicide by jumping into a lake here as part of the Blue Whale Challenge, made another attempt to kill herself, the police said today. The Class X student, who told her parents that she was going to meet her friends, on Monday night […]

Blue Whale Challenge: DGP asks parents to keep abreast of Internet trends

Cuttack: With cases of death caused by online game ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ on the rise, DGP RP Sharma today reviewed the progress of probe in cases handled by the Crime Branch. Sharma also issued detailed guidelines for police as well as parents and teachers. The DGP also issued advisory to SPs and DCPs to check […]

Sensitise teachers, students on Blue Whale Challenge: Maneka

New Delhi: Union minister Maneka Gandhi has written to all school principals, asking them to sensitise teachers and students on the Blue Whale Challenge, a social media “game” which has reportedly been linked to teenage deaths in several countries, including India. The controversial internet game involves a number of tasks which have to be completed […]

Blue Whale challenge: Goa Police issues advisory for parents

Panaji: The suicides of two youngsters in Kerala and Maharashtra while playing the Blue Whale challenge, has forced the Goa Police to issue a formal advisory to parents on safeguarding their wards from playing the online game. The advisory released by the Crime Branch late on Thursday, asked parents to install parental control software in computers […]

Blue Whale game now killing children in India? Know how to avoid!

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 […]