People from all around the world have committed suicide by taking on the “Blue Whale Challenge”.
A student of psychology in Russia named Philipp Budeikin, who was rusticated from a university, stated that he came up with the idea of creating such an “internet game” which will abet such people to commit suicide who “have no value in society”.
In an interview to a foreign website, Budeikin stated that there were people – and there were biological waste. He stated, “Those who do not represent any value for society. Who cause or will cause only harm to society. I was cleaning our society of such people”.
In the “Blue What Challenge” players have to complete several tasks during a period of 50-days. The final challenge requires the player to take his own life.
In 2016, a Russian journalist published an article about the game which spread tension and panic in the country.
The mastermind of the game was arrested. He also pled guilty of abetting 16 female teenagers for committing suicide.
In an another interview Budeikin said that he was truly was doing that understand everything he was doing. He added, “Everyone will understand”.
The first suicide, caused by the game, was reported in 2015. Since then, deaths have been reported from Brazil, Argentina, India, Kenya, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United States, Spain, Portugal, Chile, Georgia and Italy.
Over a 100 people have died while playing.
The Russian government has come up with a legislation against suicide prevention following the game’s rise to popularity and rising suicide numbers.
Users from social media website have also reacted to the phenomenon via their tweets.-Web Desk