Indore: A Class VII student tried to jump off the third floor of his school building in Indore in an alleged bid to complete an online suicide dare, suspected to be the notorious Blue Whale, on Thursday, but was saved in the nick of time by his PT coach.
The child was playing the game on his father’s mobile phone for a long time, but the parents had no clue, say police.
Although the child and his classmates say he was playing the Blue Whale suicide challenge, which is suspected to have led over 100 youngsters to commit suicide all over the world, police are sceptical because the boy’s body doesn’t bear the 50 cuts (one for each challenge) participants are supposed to make to finally depict a whale’s shape.
Saw that from 3rd floor window a boy was trying to jump while two other students were trying to hold him, we rushed to save:
On the other hand, the child admitted that it was his 50th dare – the Blue Whale game lasts 50 days, with one dare for each day – and that he was “asked to kill himself for failing the last challenge”. He was quite irritated when stopped from completing the challenge, say sources.