The boy who committed suicide in Andheri East area of Mumbai was playing a 50 day dare game known as the Blue Whale Challenge.
A 14 year old student jumped off his building’s terrace in Andheri, where he resided.
Cyber police are scanning the student, Manpreet Singh Sahani’s gadgets. The police learned about the suicide pact from Manpreet’s friends WhatsApp group. The friends said that Manpreet had told them about his plan to commit suicide and that he would not come to school from Monday but they thought that it was a joke.
Manpreet, according to those who knew him, was addicted to playing games.
The Meghwadi police who is investigating this case said that this game is based on a 50 day dare, player has to pick up new challenge everyday and post his selfies on the private group and they have not found any representation of a whale engraved into his skin. The last stage of the game is suicide.
On Saturday Manpreet climbed up the sixth floor terrace of the building in Sher-e-Punjab society in Andheri (E) around 5:30 pm and killed himself. Manpreet’s parents on Monday left for their native place for his final rites.
Manpreet’s father is an aviation engineer and the boy was the youngest in the family.
More details have emerged post investigation about this deadly Blue Whale challenge that targets vulnerable teens and children online. The list of the tasks that are given to the people who take up the challenge are as follows:
Carve a specific phrase on the person’s own hand or arm.
Wake up at 4:20 a.m. and watch a scary video (sent by the curator.)
Make lengthwise cuts on the person’s own arm.
Draw a whale on a piece of paper
Write “yes” on the person’s own leg if ready to be a whale. Otherwise, they should cut themselves multiple times.
Secret task (written in code.)
Scratch (a message) on the person’s own arm.
Write a status online about being a whale.
Overcome a fear.
Get up at 4:20 and go to the roof.
Carve a whale on the person’s own hand.
Watch scary videos all day.
Listen to music the “curator” sends.
Cut your lip.
Poke the person’s own arm/hand with a needle.
Make yourself hurt or sick.
Go to a roof and stand on the edge.
Stand on a bridge.
Climb a crane.
At this step, the “curator” somehow checks to see if the participant is trustworthy.
Talk with a “whale” on Skype.
Sit down on a roof with legs dangling over the edge.
Another job that is in code.
A secret mission
Meet with a “whale.”
The “curator” assigns a date that the person will die.
Visit a railroad.
Do not talk with anyone all day.
Give an oath/vow about being a whale.
The last one being killing yourself.
The challenge that has claimed over 130 deaths already first began in Russia four years ago. A name Philip Budeikin is known to have started the challenge.