Blue Whale Challenge: Online Hoax that is taking life of Indian students in the US?

Blue Whale Challenge: Online Hoax or Suicidal Threat?

New Delhi. If this fresh report is accurate, it underscores the importance of raising awareness about online safety and mental health support, particularly among vulnerable demographics. It's a reminder of the potential dangers lurking in the digital world and the need for vigilance and support systems to combat them.

The deaths of Indian Students are now linked to the "Blue Whale Challenge" gained notoriety for its alleged involvement in several suicides, mainly targeting teenagers and young adults. It's reported to be a series of tasks culminating in the participant's suicide, often with an administrator coercing and manipulating participants via social media platforms. 

What is Blue Whale Challenge?

Came into light in 2016, the "Blue Whale challenge" is reported to be an online game that aims teenagers which set 50 tasks over 50 days. According to the sources, the challenge was alleged to be linked to numerous deaths around the world, which give final task to kill the user himself. Reports claim that the challenge was alleged to have started in Russia, but later spread to Ukraine, United States and India. 

The new reports suggests that this game could be one of the reasons behind the death of Indian students in the United States.

In one of the recent incidents, a 20-year-old student, who alleged took his own life found dead on March 8. Initially it was said to have been robbed and his body was found in a car in jungle. When asked about the circumstances about the student’s deaths, the authorities claimed that the case is being investigated as an apparent suicide. 


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