The advocate made the plea after 19-year old Vignesh, a private college student allegedly committed suicide on August 30 here after playing the game.Vignesh had reportedly told his friends that he was “crazy” about the game and also told his parents that he was getting isolated due to his addiction to it.
Later in a suicide note, he had said “The game was a devastating one… once you enter it, you would not be able to come out.”The bench also said monitoring should be intensified to prevent further spread of the game through sharing.The court stressed on the need for creating awareness among students against playing such “dangerous” online games in educational institutions.To this, CB-CID police officials present at the court said they were keeping a close watch and taking steps to freeze the game.The warning had been issued against those sharing and downloading the “deadly” online game, they added.
The state government also informed the court that Vignesh had shared the game through Facebook and “Share it” App with 75 others. All had been prevented from playing the game, it said.The IT department should also give suggestions to prevent the sharing of such “dangerous” online games, the bench said and posted the matter for further hearing on September 7.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 player is also asked to share photos after finishing each challenge.The game has claimed several lives worldwide.
( Source – PTI )