CID saves Blue Whale victim from committing suicide
Kolkata: Prompt counselling by the state CID saved a student of technology from committing suicide after he had already crossed eight levels of the Blue Whale online dare game.
According to a senior CID official, the registrar of BB Institute of Technology contacted an officer of CID cyber cell over phone five days back informing him of strange behavior on the part of a student and his suspicion that it might be the effect of Blue Whale. The CID cyber crime official immediately responded and introducing himself as a cyber friend and with the help of the registrar, talked him out of suicide.
"I was heading towards a blunder. Fortunately, I was stopped on my tracks. I thank the police officer who saved me posing as a cyber friend," the student said. CID sources said that during the course of investigation, the student confessed that he was already in level eight of the game and he had to slash his arm once. "The student also confessed that he was preparing to inflict more such wounds on his hands in the subsequent levels," a senior CID officer said. The student was contacted through video chat and the CID officer took him into confidence by saying that his parents will not be told. "A few days back, we had posted a video on our Facebook page for awareness on the Blue Whale game. It was through this Fb post that the registrar of the institute contacted us." DIG (CID-operations) Nishat Parvez said.