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Is Blue Whale horror back again? Nagpur girl kills self!

Nagpur: A minor girl committed suicide in a hotel here on Monday reportedly after watching 'Blue Whale'. The 17-year-old girl identified as Mansi Ashok Jonwal , according to police after writing 'Cut Here to Exit' on her wrist before committing the act.

Blue Whale horror

The incident took place in Narendanagar area falling under Belarodi police station of the city.


Mansi was allegedly involved in playing the blue whale game as her hand was having a diamond shape cut to exit, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Nilesh Bharane.

The game has reportedly consumed nearly 100 individuals lives in India itself in the last year.

Here are some suspected cases linked to 'Blue Whale Challenge' in India:

  • In India, last year on July 26, the first death case linked to the infamous "Blue Whale game" came to the light in Mumbai. A 14-year-old boy from Andheri, who killed himself by jumping off the terrace in his building.
  • In an another incident in Kerala, on July 26, 2017, a 16-year-old boy named as Manoj C Manu hanged himself at his residence in Thiruvananthapuram. Two more families also claim in that state that the deaths of their kids were due to the deadly game.
  • Last year on August 10, in Solapur, Maharashtra, a 14-year-old boy who left home to allegedly complete a task assigned to him in the Blue Whale game was rescued by the police on his way to Pune. He appeared to be depressed and silent at the time of rescue.
  • In 2017, on August 12, a 15-year-old teenager named as Ankan Dey from West Midnapore, West Bengal, committed suicide in the bathroom of his house. Reports said that Ankan was addicted to online games.
  • Karan Thakur, a student of 10th standard from Chandigarh, allegedly committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling fan of his house last year. The police had found Blue Whale diagrams, depicting its 'tasks', drawn in the victim’s hand in his Maths notebook.
  • Sawant, 22-year-old, hanged himself at his home in Kannur district of Kerala. He was addicted to play online computer games late night. Many craved whale marks were found on his body.

What is Blue Whale Game?

The Blue Whale Challenge is a 50-day fatal social media game where in a group of anonymous administrators or a certain curator gives participant a task and instructs the player to cause self-harm, leading up to suicide at the end of the challenge to win the game.

The common tasks include watching horror movies at odd hours, carving a blue whale on one's body, listening to weird genres of music etc.

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Timeline:

  • "The Blue Whale Game" first appeared in May 2016 in a Russian newspaper article named Novaya Gazeta, that linked many unrelated child suicides to membership of group "F57" on the Russian-based VKontakte social network.
  • In 2016, Philipp Budeikin, a 21-year-old former psychology student who was expelled from his university, claimed that he invented the game in 2013. His intention was to sweep the dirt and unwanted from the society by forcing them to commit suicide. Budeikin was arrested and held in Kresty Prison, Saint Petersburg.
  • As per reports, atleast 130 teenagers have committed suicide across Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
  • The deadly online game challenges players for over 50 days, demanding them to complete tasks given by an anonymous controller.
  • The game initially asks the player to draw a whale on a piece of paper, then carve a whale figure on their body, and then gives other tasks such as watching horror movies alone at odd hours.
  • The task concludes with the final challenge, that is, committing suicide.

Here is a complete list of Blue Whale Challenges:

A complete list of tasks about the Blue Whale game according to a Russian news website:

  • Carve with a razor "f57" on the participant's own hand or arm.
  • Wake up at 4:20 a.m. and watch a scary or psychedelic video (sent by the curator.)
  • Make lengthwise cuts on the participant's own arm and send a picture to the curator.
  • Draw a 'Whale' on a paper and send the photo to Curator.
  • Write "yes" on the person's own leg if ready to become a whale. Otherwise, they should cut themselves multiple times.
Secret task
  • Scratch (a message) on the person’s own arm.
  • Write a status online about being a whale.
  • Overcome a fear.
  • Get up at 4:20 and go to the roof.
  • Carve a 'whale' on the participant’s own hand.
  • Watch scary videos daily.
  • Listen to music which the "curator" sends.
  • Participants have to cut their lip.
  • Poke the person’s own arm/hand with a needle.
  • Participants have to make himself/herself hurt or sick.
  • Go to a roof and stand on the edge.
  • Go to a bridge, stand on the edge.
  • Climb a crane.
  • At this step, the "curator" checks to see if the participant is trustworthy or not.
  • Have a talk "with a whale" on Skype.
  • Sit down on a roof with legs dangling over the edge.
  • Another job that is in code.
  • A secret mission
  • Meet with a "whale."
  • The "curator" assigns a date that the person will die.
  • Visit a railroad.
  • Don't talk with anyone all day.
  • Give an oath/vow about being a whale
  • After these steps, steps 30-49 involve watching horror movies and listening to music that the curator picks, talking to a whale, and making cuts. The last task is jumping off a building.
  • Participant have to follow some steps like wake up at 4:20 a.m, watch horror videos, listen to music that "curator" sends, make 1 cut on body per day, talk "to a whale."
  • The last task is jumping off a high building. And kill yourself.


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