Blue Whale Challenge is an online game in which the player receives certain tasks to achieve for a period of 50 days and the last task leads the player to commit suicide. The player is also invited to share photos after completing each challenge.
Recently, in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, at least 30 children were tried to play the deadly game. The students used blades and other sharp objects to sculpt whale forms in their arms, Hindustan Times said.
The Assam incident is the latest in a series of reported cases in India of suicide attempts related to the deadly Russian-born game.
In Lucknow, Aditya Vardhan, a 14-year-old boy supposedly hanging in his room. According to his friends, he was playing the game on his cell phone for the past two weeks and was tense.
On September 4, a 17-year-old class XII student committed suicide in front of a racecourse in the Damhh of Madhya Pradesh after playing the deadly game.
In Madurai, 19, Vignesh, a private schoolgirl, committed suicide on 30 August in Madurai after playing the game, after the Madras Supreme Court ordered the central government and Tamil Nadu government to explore the possibilities of banning it .
A petition has also been filed with the Supreme Court requesting a ban on the Blue Whale Challenge. More than 200 people, mostly young children, children under 13, 14 and 15 committed suicide by assuming the challenge of the blue whale, the petitioner said. The apex court sought the center’s answer in the plea.
The Delhi Supreme Court had requested, on August 22, the response of Facebook, Google and Yahoo in a petition to direct them towards the links of Blue Whale challenge.