Odisha Cops To Review Number Of Blue Whale Victims

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Two teenage girls, suspected to be playing the macabre online game Blue Whale Challenge, were interrogated and counselled in West Bengal, police said on Thursday.

According to a college mate, Borha had invited some of this friends in Assam to play the Blue Whale game.

The "Blue Whale challenge" is a social media group that has taken the digital world by storm and has claimed approximately 130 lives worldwide. The woman was found walking alone on a beachside road early in the morning, police said, adding her wrist had cut marks.

It was reported that the Russian Interior Ministry spokesman told that the teenager allegedly threatened to murder victims as well as their families if they fail to obey the game rules.

The players enjoy the game at first but as they move up they want to leave. His phone has been seized and sent to the cyber cell for probe.

Meanwhile, there are unconfirmed reports from some places like Roha and Teok of teenagers getting hooked on to the deadly game of Blue Whale. State education department will consult with experts on how this subject can be introduced as a separate chapter and what would be contents of the chapter.

The 12-member committee comprises senior government officials, besides representatives of three NGOs.

He also said awareness camps would be held in schools and colleges to highlight the danger involved in playing the game and protect students. The class XII student, a 17 year old killed himself by standing in front of a moving train.

The Blue Whale challenge is believed to have originated in Russian Federation in 2013, invented by one Philipp Budeikin, who was later arrested and declared guilty of inciting 16 teenagers to commit suicide.

State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had on Wednesday expressed anxiety over the trend among school students and said access to such games should be immediately barred. A Division Bench comprising Justices K.K.Sasidharan and G.R.Swaminathan said they will take up the case suo motu and announced that the hearing of case would be held on September 4.

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