Blue Whale threat: College student asked to cut his wrist, take selfie in WB

While authorities are taking every step to save children from falling pray to dangerous online game Blue Whale, a college student in Burdwan district of West Bengal has become its latest victim.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 09:52 AM IST
Blue Whale threat: College student asked to cut his wrist, take selfie in WB

Burdwan: While authorities are taking every step to save children from falling pray to dangerous online game Blue Whale, a college student in Burdwan district of West Bengal has become its latest victim.

The student was reportedly rescued after he broke down in class before a teacher and fellow students.

According to police, the student had received an SMS on August 6.

As part of the game, the victim was asked to slash his hand and send a selfie, run before a car, etc.

The student was taken for counselling and to a hospital before handing him over to his parents.

The 2nd year student of a college in Gushkara was scolded by the teacher for failing to answer a question during philosophy class, following which he started crying.

The student further revealed that he had received an SMS informing him that he won a lottery and and to get the money he would have to send all the details about him and his family.

After he sent the details, he received a link of a game with an instruction that the money would be sent to his bank account after he completes all the stages of the game.

The student had completed 12 stages of the dangerous online game.

But after he refused to hang himself upside down from a tree and take a selfie, the instructor threatened him to kill his family members and he was depressed since then, the student said in the class.

The philosophy teacher took him to the teacher-in- charge who called the police.

His mobile phone was also seized by the police for investigation into the matter.