A 14-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide at his house in Keshpur in Bengal’s West Midnapore district on Saturday to meet the conditions of the self-destructive blue whale challenge, reported HuffPost
According to victim’s father, they found him lying on the floor of their washroom. His head was covered with a plastic bag wrapped tightly around his neck with a cotton cord.
A class 10th student in West Bengal’s West Midnapore has allegedly committed suicide following instructions on ‘Blue Whale’ online game pic.twitter.com/j3YpAMIU8U— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2017
“Initial evidence suggests that the suicide is linked to the Blue Whale Challenge. We are investigating the matter,” a senior police officer told News18.
The boy was last seen playing the online challenge using his father’s desktop.The computer has been sent for forensic examination to find out the links to which the 14-year-old allegedly got fond of the game.
This is the second case of a suicide linked to the Blue Whale challenge in the country.