Jodhpur boy stabs neighbor, taken into custody

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February 1, 2018, 1:43 pm

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Jaipur: A teenager in Jodhpur stabbed a woman neighbor on Friday. There were reports that the teenager did this in order to finish a stage of Blue Whale challenge. The police; however, didn’t confim this. The neibors said that boy was asked to harm a neighbor before proceeding to the next level. He barged into her house and stabbed her.

The alleged incident took place in Pratap Nagar police station area in Jodhpur.

The woman has been rushed to a hospital for treatment. Her condition is stated to be out of danger. The police took the boy into custody adn was interrogating him till the reports last came in.

Due to the rising influence of deadly online game Blue Whale in Rajasthan, director general of police (DGP) Ajit Singh has issued guidelines to police departments in all districts to take help of schools and self-help organizations in setting up awareness camps to stop the menace.

Jodhpur’s Rajiv Gandhi Nagar and Jaipur’s Karni Vihar had reported two cases of Blue Whale game recently. On August 25, Jaipur police rescued a Jaipur boy from Mumbai. The teenager fled from his home, reached Mumbai and bought a knife so that he could complete a challenge of Blue Whale game. Similarly, a girl student of class 10 attempted suicide twice within 24 hours of jumping off a cliff near Mandore in Jodhpur to complete the last stage of deadly ‘Blue Whale’ challenge.

The blue whale challenge is a suicide game, wherein a curator gives the participant a task each day. There are believed to be 50 such tasks, the last one is to take one’s own life.

First published: September 15, 2017