Another suicide suspected due to Blue Whale game in India
His friends said he was playing the dreaded game on his mobile for the past two weeks
A 14-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself in his room here and police were probing if the incident is linked to the Blue Whale Challenge, an online dare game that has been linked to hundreds of teen deaths across the world.
The body of Aditya Vardhan was found hanging in his room in Indira Nagar on Thursday, police said. His friends said he was playing the dreaded game on his mobile for the past two weeks and was tense.
The Uttar Pradesh Police had last week issued directives to police chiefs of all districts to ban the game.
Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh has asked officials to make efforts to contact school authorities and ensure that children are prevented from playing the game.
Taking cognizance of the suicides, the Union Information Technology Ministry had also directed social media giants such as Facebook, Google and Instagram to remove links of the controversial game from their sites, the DGP said.
"I see enormous pain in this country, a lot of folks out of work, a... READ MORE
Moscow announced the expulsions just hours after Borrell met with... READ MORE
Oxford said vaccine researchers are looking at ways to modify... READ MORE
The groom is a licensed scuba diver, while bride has been learning to ... READ MORE
As many as seven Covid-positive cases have been reported in the... READ MORE
Intensified campaign launched after 13 people were fined for playing... READ MORE
Minister calls for sustainable mechanism to accelerate Covid-19... READ MORE
All rounder becomes first West Indian player to hit six straight... READ MORE