Blue Whale Challenge: Assam college student attempts suicide, admitted to hospital

An Assam college student allegedly taking part in the Blue Whale Challenge attempted to commit suicide early Friday.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 09:05 AM IST
Blue Whale Challenge: Assam college student attempts suicide, admitted to hospital
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Guwahati: An Assam college student allegedly taking part in the Blue Whale Challenge attempted to commit suicide early Friday.

The second-year college student jumped off from top floor of a building allegedly as Blue Whale challenge in Silchar.

The student has been admitted to hospital

The Blue Whale Challenge is reportedly a suicide game in which the player is given certain tasks to complete over a period of 50 days and the final task leads him or her to commit suicide.

The challenge starts by asking participants via social media to draw a whale on a piece of paper, then carve a whale figure on their body. It is followed by other tasks such as watching horror movies alone or waking up at unearthly hours.

The tasks also involve self-harm, while the final challenge is to commit suicide.

The player is also asked to share photos after finishing each challenge.

The game has so far claimed lives of at least 250 people worldwide.