Blue Whale Challenge scare in Kendrapara, youth cuts hand


Kendrapara/Hinjili: In yet another incident linked with the deadly Blue Whale game, a youth cut his hand while taking up a task in the dangerous online suicide challenge here.

The victim was identified as Subrat Mallick (37) of Mangalpur village under Nikirei police limits in Kendrapada district. Anam was admitted to a hospital under critical condition.

Sources said family members of Subrat Mallick of Mangalapur village within Nikirei police limits found the latter trying to cut his left arm with a razor and rushed him to the district headquarters hospital in Kendrapara.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the man is suffering from mental distress. “The doctors are counselling him about the deadly game. We have also instructed his family members to keep a close watch on Subrat. His condition is stable now,” said Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Dr B C Sahoo.

Kendrapara SP Dayanidhi Gochayat said, “During investigation, the police came to know that Subrat was playing the Blue Whale game in his smartphone. He had completed 20 of the 50 tasks.” The smartphone has been seized by the police.

in the other hand Hinjili police had to spend a sleepless night on Saturday over a fake claim of a student of playing the deadly Blue Whale game. At around midnight, police got a phone call that an engineering student of Ralaba village is under the influence of the online game.

The student, identified as Chandan Prasad Khuntia, had apparently posted a photo of a carved whale on his arm on Facebook and claimed that he had completed four stages of the deadly game. On being informed, the cops rushed to Chandan’s house and seized his mobile phone. The student was brought to Hinjili hospital for examination of his mental condition but the doctors declared him normal. Later, Chandan told police that he had jokingly posted the claim on social media. Police handed over Chandan to his parents with a warning.


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