Blue Whale game: Delhi boy who stabbed self with compass saved
A 17-year-old boy who made scratches on his body, influenced by Blue Whale game, has been rescued due to presence of mind of his parents.
The boy is a student of Class XI. He was taken to hospital after his mother noticed behavioural changes and unexplained injuries on his body which he refused to talk about.
During psychological evaluation with Dr Bhagwat Rajput, neuropsychiatrist, the boy revealed that he had completed the first few tasks of the Blue Whale challenge.
The doctor said that changes in behaviour and activities are the best way to identify a suspect player. Also, digital supervision is a must.
Many victims are falling prey into this notorious game, Blue Whale challenge which have killed many in various parts of India and abroad.
Recently, a 20-yea-old youth committed suicide by jumping into Sabarmati river after he reportedly played the Blue Whale game.
'Blue Whale' is a controversial Internet game in which a series of tasks, mostly brutal, are given to players for a period of 50 days by the administrators with a final challenge requiring them to commit suicide. The player is asked to share photos after finishing the different levels of the game. The game is spread via links on social media platforms.
The government had recently directed Internet majors -- Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo -- to immediately remove the links of the deadly game, which has led several children in India and other countries to commit suicide.