Market Investor — MBA Student Found Hanging in Pondy, Blue Whale Blamed — A first-year MBA student from Assam studying at Pondicherry University alleg edly committed suicide on Thur sday after playi ng the controversial Blue Whale game online.
Shashi Kanta Bora from Dhemaji district was found hanging near his dormitory on the university campus. Police sources, however, said there were no cut marks or bruises on his body , which has been sent for autopsy . The youth reportedly encouraged his friends to play the Blue Whale Challenge.
Bora’s family members, however, said they suspected foul play. They have alleged that the youth was, in fact, a victim of ragging. Meanwhile, two more cases of school stu dents taking up the Blue Whale challenge have come to light in Roha and Samaguri in Nagaon district of Assam.
“They had already cut their forearms and tried to draw the whale (tattoo) with a razor,“ police said.
After being rescued, one of the students said, “I played the game with one of my friends. I was in the third stage and my friend in the fifth. The game admin ordered us to draw some images on our hand or leg with razors at certain hours of the day and post pictures to continue.“ His family members, however, claimed that they had not bought him a mobile phone.
The Kamrup (metro) district administration has constituted a monitoring committee for strict vigilance and monitoring to take all possible preventive measures to create awareness and prevent further Blue Whale cases.