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Blue Whale death game returns : Death of Indian student in US linked with Blue Whale Challenge, says reports

"Blue Whale Challenge" is an alarming online phenomenon where participants are coerced into completing a series of increasingly dangerous dares over a 50-day period

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- April 20th 2024 09:39 AM -- Updated: April 20th 2024 11:16 AM
Blue Whale death game returns : Death of Indian student in US linked with Blue Whale Challenge, says reports

Blue Whale death game returns : Death of Indian student in US linked with Blue Whale Challenge, says reports

Blue Whale death game returns: In a tragic and dreadful incident, a first-year student at the University of Massachusetts reportedly took his own life in March, allegedly while participating in the notorious "Blue Whale Challenge." 

The 20-year-old student, whose identity is being withheld at the request of his family, was discovered deceased on March 8th, prompting investigations by authorities.


Gregg Miliote, a spokesperson for the Bristol County District Attorney, confirmed that the case is being treated as an "apparent suicide." 

Earlier, there was speculations behind the death of Indian student, with reports suggesting that he was a victim of murder, but subsequent clarification identified the tragic incident as a suicide.

The "Blue Whale Challenge" is an alarming online phenomenon where participants are coerced into completing a series of increasingly dangerous dares over a 50-day period. 

According to official sources, the deceased student was reportedly engaging in one of these tasks, which involved holding his breath for an extended period of time

The Indian government also expressed concerns about the dangers posed by the Blue Whale Challenge and considered banning the game outright. 

Reports indicate that the Blue Whale Challenge operates primarily through social media platforms, with administrators assigning tasks to participants over the course of 50 days. These tasks start off seemingly innocuous but escalate in intensity, eventually leading participants down a dangerous path towards self-harm and, tragically, suicide.

The tragic death serves as a stark reminder of the profound impact that online phenomena like the Blue Whale Challenge can have on individuals' lives and underscores the importance of proactive measures to protect against such risks.

- With inputs from agencies

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