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Panel formed to probe Blue Whale game suicide cases: Govt to HC

 Agencies |  2017-10-12 18:51:03.0

Panel formed to probe Blue Whale game suicide cases: Govt to HC

New Delhi: A committee of computer and other experts has been set up to probe cases of suicide allegedly caused by the 'Blue Whale' challenge game, which is linked to the deaths of several children worldwide, the government told the Delhi High Court on Thursday
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar was also informed by the government that it has issued directions to internet majors - Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to ensure that all links of 'Blue Whale' and of similar games are immediately removed from their platforms.
"All the above-mentioned companies have agreed to abide by the direction," Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain, appearing for the government, said.
The sudden popularity of the lethal online game, in which the final task requires the player to commit suicide, had forced the government to issue directions to the internet firms to remove its links.

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