After Mumbai Teen’s Suicide, Fadnavis Says ‘Blue Whale’ Game Dangerous
A 14-year-old boy jumped from the fifth floor of the building in Mumbai Saturday
Friends said that the child’s death is related to the game “blue whale”: police
The game “blue whale” would have started in Russia for 4 years
On Saturday, a 14-year-old man in Mumbai sent a message to his friend: “I’m going to build jumping”. Before anyone could react to the message, he jumped from the fifth floor of a building.
Police are investigating that death is the first Indian-related suicide challenge “blue whale” floating on the Internet. Several suicides outside of India have been linked to deadly video games.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said today that it would be a sign of his concern for the center. “The game of the blue whale is dangerous and has caused problems for everyone. The problem will be transmitted to the center,” Fadnavis told the state assembly.
The boy, a class 9 student living in the suburbs of Andheri, have discussed the game with their friends, who thought it was a joke when he talked about suicide. He even told his friends he was not going to come to school.
When he jumped at 5:00 p.m., a man saw him and alerted the police.
“Friends of the teenager who talks about social media groups of his death by being linked to the Suicide Challenge online game of the blue whale,” said a senior police officer.
His school, alarmed, canceled all classes yesterday and spent the day advising students in class 3 to 10. A psychiatrist may be hired soon.
The game “Blue Whale” debuted in Russia four years ago. Participants were asked to draw a blue whale on a sheet of paper and sculpt the figure of their body.
This is the first of 50 daring, which may include watching horror movies alone or hurting themselves. The last task is suicide. Each task must be filmed and shared as “test”.
Chief Mumbai police officer Milind Khetle confirmed that the “Blue Whale” link was under investigation in Andheri’s suicide and the mobile phone and other boy gadgets are being examined.
“Previously, they were playing Pokémon and today they are addicted to the game of blue whales,” Khetle told NDTV. “We follow the instructions given in the game.
He said it was crucial for parents to monitor their children’s online activities and to keep in touch with other parents.
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