According to media reports, two girls were expelled from college after they were caught playing the deadly Blue Whale game.
The two girls were studying in class 11 and 12 at Government Girls Degree College, Pind Dadan Khan in Jhelum.
Tipped off By The Students
Raheela Chandni, the principal of the college, told the media that she got a tip from one of her students. She saw the two girls and suspected that they might be playing the game.
The principal said that the administration summoned the girls in question along with their parents,
Some college students filed a complaint with the administration informing that two girls had made whale carvings on their arms using knives and it was suspected that they might commit suicide after reaching the final level of the Blue Whale game.
The girls were ultimately expelled to set an example for other students influenced by this phenomenon. She added,
We expelled the girls after they admitted that they inflicted injuries on their arms while playing the dangerous game. We also asked their parents to keep a check on their daughters.
Background of the Blue Whale Game
The game was supposedly developed by a Russian hacker who believed that depressed people are a ‘dead weight’ to the society. The purpose was to lead people down a path which would ultimately lead to their death; suicide, more accurately.
Once installed, the game scans through your data and then gives you challenges to complete. Irrespective of the path, the final stage is to commit suicide.
The game is crafted in such a manner that it takes control of your emotions, which is why you become addicted to it and continue playing. The game targets young people because they can be easily manipulated.
Blue Whale Events in Pakistan
Recently there were some reports that the game has made its way to Pakistan. According to a Psychiatrist at Peshawar Khyber Teaching Hospital, Dr. Imran, 2 young boys approached him claiming to be victims of the game.
Imran said that the boys were lucky enough to consult a doctor and realized it could end their lives.