Final stage of Blue Whale Challenge said Gujarat boy before jumping of a bridge
Ashok Mulana from Gujarat killed himself before posting a video on Facebook in which he said he was completing the Blue Whale Challenge.
The victim in Gujarat was identified as Ashok Maluna, who jumped off a bridge into the Sabarmati river on Friday shortly after posting a video on Facebook in which he said the step was him completing the Blue Whale Challenge.
The Blue Whale Challenge requires participants to complete a number of tasks within a 50-day period. The tasks become increasingly harmful through self-mutilation, and the final step is suicide.
Police in Gujarat said the suicide victim, Maluna, shot a video in which he said, "this is final stage of my Blue Whale Challenge and now I am going to commit suicide".
In the video, Maluna, in his early twenties, said that he stole Rs 40,000 from home and he, along with a friend, had gone to Mumbai to commit suicide. Due to heavy rain, he said, they couldn't complete their task.