Police set to track down Indian curator in Blue Whale Challenge
The police are looking into the role of an Indian curator following the death of another person in a case related to the Blue Whale Challenge. A police officer from Madhya Pradesh told OneIndia that they are probing the possibility of an Indian curator being behind this incident.
Another Blue Whale Challenge suicide was reported and this time from Madhya Pradesh. The class XII student, a 17 year old killed himself by standing in front of a moving train.
We have got information that the Class XII student was part of the Blue Whale Challenge. We are checking his cell phone and investigating the matter, additional superintendent of police (ASP) Arvind Dubey said.
The MP police would also coordinate their counterparts in Tamil Nadu who are probing a similar case. The Indian curator according to the police has changed the rules of the game. While the original game prescribes that the suicide be committed by jumping off a high rise building, in India the curator is directing the victims to either kill themselves by hanging of jumping in front of a train.
"On the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, the boy stood before a running train and was taking selfies. His body was found on the tracks this morning," the ASP added.
Dubey said the boy was a resident of Futera Ward and had been influenced by the Blue Whale Challenge over the last few days according to investigations.
He had reached the final stage of the online challenge and to accomplish it, left his home on a motorcycle last night, the ASP added.
The boy reached a rail crossing close to Futera lake and after parking the two-wheeler near the tracks, he started clicking selfies before a running train and ended his life, Dubey said.
He said a CCTV camera installed at a house near the railway crossing had recorded the entire episode. "We have registered a case and investigating the matter," he said.