Jaipur: Boy rescued from Mumbai, Left Home to Play Blue Whale Game


JAIPUR: Another case of ‘Blue Whale’ game is registered in the city. A boy from Jaipur was rescued by the city police from Mumbai’s Church Gate area on Friday night. He is being brought to Jaipur by the Karni Vihar police.

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The 17 year old boy left his home in Kanakpura on August 21 to play the last stage of the notorious Blue Whale online challenge. He is a student of Class 10 student in a private school in Jhotwara. On the same day, a missing complaint with Karni Vihar police station was filed by his family members. In search of boy, the cops investigated his school friends.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Gupta said, “His friends said that he was insisting on them joining him in some online game. Later, we quizzed other friends who also confirmed that the boy had taken up the Blue Whale online challenge.”

While one of the students told Karni Vihar police station house officer Mahaveer Meena that the boy may have left to play the last ‘Suicide Challenge’ of Blue Whale game. He had already completed six to seven stages of the challenge.

After the investigation, a team of Karni Vihar police officers and cyber experts was formed by DCP Ashok Gupta. They immediately began to trace the missing boy’s location through his mobile and call detail record (CDR).

Gupta said further, “The boy had two mobile phones which he had been using all through his journey .The cyber team found his first location in Sawai Madhopur. A team was sent to the district but they did not find any clue. But another cyber expert told us that he was travelling towards Mumbai.”

On the basis of his mobile tracking records, the team decided to go to Mumbai. DCP Ashok Gupta quoted, “His phone was kept on surveillance for 24 hours. The cyber team was tracing him through mobile tower location. On Friday , his last location was Churchgate station in Mumbai. One of our constables in civil dress found him.” In addition he told that the boy has being taken on a flight from Mumbai to Jaipur.

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Mahaveer Meena, Karni Vihar police station house officer (SHO), also said a knife was recovered from him as well in Mumbai. “The game involved many stages, he had already completed six to seven challenges which included watching horror movies, etc.,” said Meena, adding that the boy was not permitted to complete these tasks in school and home. Therefore, he decided to run away to consign completely to the challenge.