Scary 'Blue Whale Challenge' Likely Behind Indian Student's Death In US, Claims Fresh Report

Bristol County District Attorney spokesperson, Gregg Miliote said the case is being investigated as "apparent suicide", the report added. The student's death was reported as a murder and he was misidentified as enrolled at Boston University.
The Blue Whale Challenge game

Indian student in US killed self while playing 'The Blue Whale Challeneg'

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New Delhi: In what could be a shock to the world if proven true, the death of an Indian student in the United States is now being linked with the deadly and scary 'Blue Whale Challenge', an online game that took life of numerous teenagers, kids since after 2015. Now, a report suggests that the cruel game could be the reason behind the death of an Indian student.
The 20-year-old student, still unnamed, in first-year of college allegedly took his own life in March while playing the 'Blu Whale Challenge', reported IANS. He was studying at the University of Massachusetts and was found dead on March 8.
Bristol County District Attorney spokesperson, Gregg Miliote said the case is being investigated as "apparent suicide", the report added. The student's death was reported as a murder and he was misidentified as enrolled at Boston University.
The victim was said to have been robbed and his body was found in a car in a jungle, IANS added. According to official sources, the agency stated, the student was holding his breath for two minutes.
When asked about the student's death, Miliote said they don't have any information on this, adding that the case is being investigated as an apparent suicide. "We are awaiting the medical examiner's final conclusions before the case is closed. This happened on March 22. There has been no response to requests for an update. He did not respond to a text and a voice call message on Friday," Miliote added.

What Is The 'Blue Whale Challenge'

Came to light in 2016, though the cases of deaths were reported from a year back, 'Blue Whale Challenge' is an online game in which participants are given dares to perform, which becomes sinister one by one and ultimately asks the participant to take his/her own life.
After much critics of the game, the Indian government planned to ban it but settled for a more detailed advisory instead, IANS report added.
"Blue whale game (the suicide game) is abetment to suicide," said the IT ministry in an advisory issued in 2017, a year after the emergence of the game, the report quoted.
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