After numerous death reports because of the deadly Blue Whale Challenge, a girl came out from the clutches of the game just right in time.
A 17-year-old Indian girl spoke to media regarding her deadly bone-chilling incident while giving insights about the game and its challenges.
From her hospital bed, the girl who was a daughter of Border Security Force (BSF) soldier described that she was given four choices for ending her life or else ‘they’ would have done something really bad to her.
The teenage girl terrifyingly expressed, “It took me two hours to start the game. Then I played it for entire night. They had given me four options. Make a shark from blade on your arm, jump off the terrace, take a plunge in the ocean or any river and run away. They said if you don’t complete the task within 3 days, something unimaginably bad will happen to you.”
Not long after these challenges were given, the girl lost her phone that made her think it was a warning and something bad will surely happen. “I thought now my mummy will also die. That’s why I didn’t go back to home.”
The victim was saved in the nick of time by the Jodhpur Police near Kalyan Lake where she went to complete the last task and end her life, reported DNA India.
Numerous death cases have already been reported because of this 50-day game that provides the players with one task per day with the final one being to end their life.
The survivor gave a message saying, “All this is fake, don’t believe in this. Don’t download such games.”
Furthermore, taking action on this growing issue, the social media website Facebook announced that it is working with suicide prevention partners for collecting phrases, hashtags and group names linked with online challenges encouraging self-harm or suicide.
Initiating on World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, Facebook said that it will connect people in India with data regarding supportive groups and suicide prevention tools in the News Feed.
The Economic Times reported the Director of Public Policy for Facebook Ankhi Das saying, “Facebook is a place where people connect and share, and one of the things we have learnt from the mental health partners and academics we have worked with on this issue, is that being connected is a protective factor in suicide prevention.”