It looked like the Russian authorities had finally captured the key figures behind this sick craze after dozens of vulnerable teenagers committed suicide as part of the final level of the game.
However, it appears that the game is far from over as now two new incidents have emerged. One involves a 17-year-old girl from India who was so desperate to die as part of the ‘Blue Whale’ game that she tried to kill herself twice in two days. She was recovering from injuries sustained while jumping into a lake when she took a near-fatal drug overdose at home.
The unnamed girl in India had allegedly even carved an image of a blue whale into her arm, which is said to be a part of the game. The premise behind the viral game uses threats against the parents or siblings of their victims as added pressure to obey them and commit suicide. Before the girl jumped she was heard saying:
If I don’t complete my task my mother will die.
The second teenage girl was recently filmed leaping from the 15th floor of a block of flats in Russia. Amazingly, she survived the fall after falling through the window of a parked car below. Authorities in both areas where these incidents unfolded believe that the girls had been brainwashed by the twisted social media game.
The game itself involves the player being administered 50 tasks which are to be completed in 50 days. These are all made to create “physically traumatising situations” until the victim is urged to commit suicide for the final level. Some of the tasks included watching horror movies, waking up in the middle of the night and self-harming. Grim.
Although these girls luckily survived, there are dozens of other suicides across the world which authorities in Russia and other areas of the world fear are linked to ‘Blue Whale’. Police forces are continuing their work to figure out who else is behind the game. As said, they thought they’d already arrested the chief instigators but I guess with the nature of social media, there are probably dozens of other administrators continuing to run the show. Here’s hoping that the police get to the bottom of it sooner rather than later.
To read about the ‘Blue Whale’ game from the beginning, click HERE.