Odisha police has asked all district police authorities to remove from social media the ‘Blue Whale Challange’, an online game which allegedly claimed several lives of children in the country.
Recently, a Class X girl in Dhanakauda of Sambalpur district was found hanging from a fan in her room. The girl died at the hospital later.
It is suspected that the girl committed suicide after playing the Blue Whale game, which allegedly claimed several lives of children in the country.
“You are requested to take steps to ensure that such links of the deadly game in its own name or any similar game is immediately removed from the social media platform, “Odisha DGP KB Singh said in an official note to senior officers.
Expressing concern over the matter, Singh directed all Superintendent of Police (SPs) to keep a watch on various social media outlets and ensure that the suicide game was not available to the users in the state.