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16-year-old boy tries to commit suicide

Police probing “Blue Whale” challenge angle20 Aug 2017 | 12:20 AM

NEW DELHI:Apparently playing the infamous online game “Blue Whale Challenge”, a Class XI boy today tried to commit suicide and jumped from fourth floor.

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 19

Apparently playing the infamous online game “Blue Whale Challenge”, a Class XI boy today tried to commit suicide and jumped from fourth floor.

The police have raised doubts that the boy tried to commit suicide while playing the “Blue Whale Challenge” game.

According to police sources, the boy has been identified as Kush (16), a resident of Ashok Vihar.

After noticing Kush in the pool of blood, he was rushed to Ganga Ram Hospital, where his condition is said to be critical.

The police have recovered Kush’s bathroom sleepers, specs and mobile phone from the spot.

Presently, the police are investigating his phone details. According to a senior police officer, the boy might be in depression that’s why he took such a harsh step.

According to one of Kush’s family members, earlier Kush was studying in some other school and he used to miss his old friends which could be the reason of his depression. The police are waiting for Kush to regain his consciousness so that they could record his statement.

The DCP (Northwest) said the police are investigating the incident of suicide attempt of 16-year-old student in Ashok Vihar. Inquiry conducted, so far, says that the role of “Blue Whale Challenge” game has not been established till now.”

The macabre game, which is said to have originated in Russia, is suspected to have claimed a teenager’s life in Mumbai recently. The Class IX student, apparently a participant in “Blue Whale Challenge”, jumped to his death from the fifth floor of a building in suburban Andheri in Mumbai on July 29.

The game starts by asking participants via social media to draw a whale on a piece of paper, then carve a whale figure on their body, and then gives other tasks such as watching horror movies alone or waking up at unearthly hours. The tasks also involve self-harm, while the final challenge is to commit suicide.

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