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Blue Whale Challenge: Teenager commits suicide in Madhya Pradesh

According to teenager's friends, he was quite absorbed in the Blue Whale game for the past few days

IANS  |  Bhopal 

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The game, created by a Russian, Philipp Budeikin, is directly targeting children and encouraging them to harm themselves over 50 stages culminating in suicide.

A 17-year-old teenager has committed in Damoh in by jumping in front of a running train allegedly to complete the deadly online game, officials said.

Satvik Pandey, a Class 11 student, committed on Saturday night, police said on Sunday. A CCTV camera installed at a house near the tracks recorded the episode.

According to the teenager's friends, he was "quite absorbed in the Blue Whale game for the past few days".

Damoh Superintendent of Police Vivek Agarwal told IANS on Sunday that Satvik's family members, however, said the Blue Whale game did not drive him to commit

His family members said "Satvik was weak in and he took the extreme step out of frustration". An investigation is underway, said the police officer.

The game is targeted at teenagers and forces them to perform several dangerous activities, finally leading them to commit suicide. The game has claimed many lives in and across the world.

First Published: Mon, September 04 2017. 04:52 IST