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Rajasthan: Teen commits suicide in Tonk; Another life lost to Blue Whale?

The police have not recovered a suicide note.

February 1, 2018, 12:41 pm

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Jaipur: A class 10 student named Saurabh Sharma allegedly committed suicide by hanging in his house in the Housing Board Colony of Sector 1 in Tonk. His sister discovered the body and informed other family members. There were reports that Saurabh was playing Blue Whale Game and he ended his life to complete the challenge. The police, however, didn't confirm this. The family members informed the police following a team rushed to their house. The body was sent for a postmortem examination. After the procedure, the body was handed over to the family for final rituals. People living in the nearby areas feel that Saurabh had been playing the Blue Whale game for several days and had reached its final stage after which he gave up his life. The police have seized his mobile phone and other belongings for investigation. The room where the incident happened has also been locked by the officials. Meanwhile, the deceased student's father stated that last night he had gone out for some work. He also clarified that there was no dispute or tensions in his 4-member family. With a son and daughter, it was a happy family living peacefully. The police are yet to know the exact reason for suicide as they have neither recovered any suicide note nor any other proof thus far. Prior to this incident, on October 23, Jodhpur has witnessed a suicide committed by a physically disabled student. This class 9 student had recorded his suicide by recording it on his phone. He kept the recording of his smartphone on and then tied himself to the fan to commit suicide. The phone was seized by the police, however, is locked hence the exact reason for committing suicide is yet to be known however people believe this is also a case related to the deadly game.

First published: October 30, 2017