Koraput: A young boy in Odisha’s Koraput district has reportedly fallen into the trap of deadly game Blue Whale. Luckily, he has been taken care of before he could inflict further harm to him.
Despite awareness campaigns to prevent children from the deadly Blue Whale challenge, such cases are on the rise in Odisha since last couple of days. The latest case has been reported from Mathalput village under Damanjodi police limits in the district.
Anil Barik – an ITI student – has reportedly cut his hand after playing several rounds of the deadly game which pushes the individual playing the game to commit suicide.
As per Anil, he found an incoming hyperlink on his smartphone from an anonymous sender. Out of curiosity, he tapped on it and the application was installed on the device. As many as 12 options popped up on his screen with a blue whale in the background. When he clicked on one of the options, he was prompted to cut at 11 places on his body. After 10 cuts, he got frightened and withdrew from the game.
While the teenager was into the game, his grandmother found him behaving in an abnormal manner and communicated it to other family members. The family members snatched the mobile phone from Anil’s possession and uninstalled the dare game.
When asked, Anil expressed that he didn’t feel any pain while he was putting cut marks on his body. However, he stressed that he won’t play the game anymore.
Koraput SP Kanwar Vishal Singh said that they are investigating into the matter to ascertain whether the teenager was a victim of the Blue Whale game. Some officials had visited his village as part of the investigation this evening.