Seshadri, a 22-year old engineer has allegedly committed suicide near in Cuddalore district while suspected to have been playing the Blue Whale challenge game.
He committed suicide by hanging himself at his house when his family members were away. Police seized various books on ghosts and a mobile phone using which he had played the game.
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 as an evidence.
Recently, there have been reports of another similar killer game “momo” surfacing online with police in some states, including West Bengal and Odisha, cautioning schools and parents to ensure that children do not fall prey to it.