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Blue Whale challenge claims two lives in UP

Last Modified Friday, 8 September 2017 (11:05 IST)
Lucknow: In yet another case of Blue Whale challenge, two more deaths were reported in the capital within a fortnight due to this deadly game, even after it was banned in the state last month. According to family members, the two boys died due to playing blue whale game, but the police refused to accept it. In the recent death a 14-year-old boy of eighth standard committed suicide in the posh B Block of Indira Nagar area of the state capital yesterday.

SSP Lucknow Deepak Kumar has, however, refused to accept that this death happened due to the deadly game. "We did not find the game in the mobile phone being used by the boy, hence it could not be verified about the death. Besides the family members also refused to go for a postmortem of the body," he said today. The SSP said an investigation was underway to find out whether the boy's death was due to the playing of blue whale game or not.
While in another incident, Aditya a student of Nirmala Convent School, his body was found hanging from the the ceiling in his study room. Immediately he was taken to the nearby hospital, but doctors declared him brought dead. However, his Grandmother Nirmala said that Aditya was good in studies, but was playing games in his mobile phone for the past two days and it could be blue whale. Later, the family gave an application to the police stating that their son committed suicide after playing blue whale game and they do no want any postmortem. Aditya is the second possible victim of Blue whale game in Uttar Pradesh.

The first death of a sixth standard student in the state reportedly due to the game was received from Hamirpur district of Bundelkhand region on August 27 last. According to the incident, the victim Parth Singh, a student of standard sixth was found hanging from the ceiling in Mission compound area in Maudaha area of Hamirpur, while his father's mobile on which he was playing the game was still running, when the family members found him dead. The 13-year-old, the only son of Vikram Singh, Parth in his post said before taking the suicide plunge," very soon I will cross the last level of the game.
My win is certain though I would not be alive to see it, but still I want to win at any cost." But later the police refused to accept that the boy died due to playing blue whale game. The deadly Blue Whale game has taken lives of at least 10 so far in the country even after several advisory issued by the government and police . Last month,SGP Sulkhan Singh had banned the Blue Whale game across the state after reports of suicides in other parts of the country. Mr Singh said, the Union ministry of electronics and information technology as well as Union Home Ministry had directed to the state governments to impose a blanket ban on the game.

The DGP had directed police officers to take action against the people who are promoting the game, create awareness among children and urge the parents to keep watch on the activities of the children. The online Blue-Whale Challenge game has become controversial in the country quite for some time. A player has to complete 50 task in 50 days time with giving pain to the body and at last has to commit suicide. The player has to make a video of all the task and has to send to the instructor who instructs him and give points. In the world more than 150 youths have committed suicide due to this game. (UNI)
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