In Yet Another ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ Incident, Student Jumps From School Building
- IWB Post
- September 13, 2017
Three class IX students who have been playing the online Blue Whale Challenge game were today rescued after one of them jumped from the first floor of their school building in Howrah district today, police said.
The three boys, who were over-aged to be in class IX, were students of a state run high school in Bagnan.
Police said the teachers heard a thud at the fag end of school hours and found one of them lying on the ground and the two others were at the first floor from where he had jumped below.
Luckily his injuries were not serious.
The three told the teachers that they had been playing the Blue Whale Challenge game and were at various stages of the game.
All the boys had signs of self inflicted injuries on their hands, police said adding that the injured one was treated at a hospital and released.
They were also taken to Bagnan police station and counselled there before being handed over to their family members.
Previously also children have attempted to take their lives owing to their obsession with the game. In a similar incident, a 17-year-old girl had tried to commit suicide by jumping into a lake as part of the Blue Whale Challenge in Jodhpur.
The Class X student, had told her parents that she was going to meet her friends, on Monday night carved the shape of a whale on her arm and threw away her mobile phone before jumping into the Kailana lake, they said.
The girl then allegedly again attempted suicide by consuming some tablets kept in her house. She was rushed to a private hospital and admitted to its ICU.
Owner of the hospital, Dr KR Daukiya said she was out of danger but has been kept in the ICU for examination of her vital organs.