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Student saved in time from Blue Whale game danger in Mangaluru

Student saved in time from Blue Whale game danger in Mangaluru

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Sep 01, 2017: For months now, the global internet has been abuzz with articles pertaining to the Blue Whale game. Although very innocent sounding, this deadly online challenge game has claimed the lives of over a hundred children worldwide and as shocking as it seems, it has now landed in Mangaluru.


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A city student was saved from extreme steps by playing the Blue whale game has come to light on September 1. The parents of the said child had noticed blade marks on the boy’s hand, a prerequisite of the game, where the player has to cut himself / herself and send a picture of it to the game’s moderator. Some school and college children in the Mangaluru have already downloaded the controversial game onto their mobiles but only one child so far has been caught with scratches on his body.

The city child studies in a private high school in grade nine and comes from a fairly secure financial background. His parents had recently bought him an expensive mobile phone but had not restricted his usage on the gadget.

As he was lagging behind in his studies, the teachers had called in the parents and informed them. It was only because of this that the parents noticed anything untoward with their son. The child admitted he was addicted to the Blue Whale game and had self- harmed. He had also neglected his studies as a result of this game.

The parents took the child to a councellor and it was reported that he was recovering. But the City Police Commissioner, T R Suresh said there have been no reports of any incidents pertaining to the game. “Investigations will be conducted about it. It has been decided to hold awareness programmes in schools and colleges about it,” he said.

Bengaluru has secured sixth place among ten cities in the world which have searched for the Blue Whale challenge. Kolkata in West Bengal is in first place. Gauhati, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi cities are leading.

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Comments on this Article
Pramitha Shetty, Kundapur Sat, September-2-2017, 1:09
Risking and ruining life with such threatening games
Francis fernnades, bengaluru Sat, September-2-2017, 1:05
The youths too are fools who fall in the trap so easily , they do not have interest on what is actually needed but divert toward such ad lose life
Zian Ahmed, mumbai Sat, September-2-2017, 1:03
Strict action has to be taken as from where this bullshit game has been circulated? How do they fall in the trap and surrender themself ,
Praveen M Amin, Ullal Sat, September-2-2017, 12:36
The parents are the one who tempt the children in to such . It is not the matter of place but they unknowingly fall in the trap. Without knowing the fact .
Arjun S, Mangalore Fri, September-1-2017, 11:40
The blue whale game has destroyed so many lives.
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