Girl leaps off 7th floor in Chennai, cops probe Blue Whale link

Evrard Martin
Août 23, 2017

Wary of the impact of the "Blue Whale Challenge", the Uttar Pradesh police today issued directives to police chiefs of all districts to ban the internet-based game that has been linked to several deaths of children worldwide. As per the PTI, the court also asked them to inform on steps taken by them in this regard.

Citing deaths of children in India and overseas, advocate Gurmeet Singh, who filed the petition, sought immediate directions to restrain the internet majors from uploading any material pertaining to the Blue Whale Challenge.

Singh has sought immediate directions to restrain the internet majors from uploading any material pertaining to the Blue Whale Challenge.

He also called for legal action against administrators of the lethal game, which is said to have originated in Russian Federation before spreading to other countries.

The High Court also asked them to take down the links of the online game.

"Instances of children committing suicide while Blue Whale Challenge have been reported in India.You are hereby requested to ensure that any such link of this deadly game in its own name or similar game is immediately removed from your platform", Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) had said in a letter dated August 11 to the internet majors.

Chennai: A 24-year-old college student jumped off the seventh floor of a high-rise apartment complex in Virugambakkam on Monday evening. The sudden popularity of the lethal online game - Blue Whale Challenge, in which the final task requires the player to commit suicide, had forced the government to issue the directions to the internet firms to remove the links to the unsafe game.

According to the Newspaper, We have also conducted counselling session for the students to educate them on the harmful effect of the 'Blue Whale Challenge", Sudha Goyal, director, Scottish High International School, said."Time spent online by children and young adults should be wisely monitored by caregivers.

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