Take down 'Blue Whale' links from social media, DGP tells SPs

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 25, 2017

Bhubaneswar: The Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha KB Singh has issued a circular to top officials of the police department including all range IGs and district SPs asking them to take measures to delete the fatal Blue Whale Game from social networking sites.

Expressing concern over reports of the harmful impact of the game, Director General of Police K B Singh asked all SSPs and DCPs to take legal action against administrators of the lethal game, which is said to have originated in Russian Federation before spreading to other countries and ensure that children are prevented from playing the game.

In his directive, Singh told all SPs in the state to keep a watch on various social media outlets and ensure that the suicide game in the name of "Blue Whale Challenge" or any other similar name is not available to the users in the State.

"It is understood that an administrator of the game uses social media platform to invite/incite children to play the game, which may eventually lead to extreme steps like inflicting injuries to self and committing suicide".

The Class 10 girl, Suhani was found hanging in her house on August 21. The girl died at the hospital later. But trouble erupted after a newspaper linked the death to "Blue Whale Challenge" and published a report on it.

"Instances of children committing suicide while playing Blue Whale challenging game is being reported".

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