BHUBANESWAR: The Commissionerate Police, on Friday, urged the parents to keep a close watch on their children in the wee hours to ascertain whether they are playing the deadly Blue Whale Challenge.
Addressing a workshop on the Blue Whale Game, Twin City Police Commissioner YB Khurania said,
“The administrator of the game assigns various tasks to the youngsters in the wee hours. The parents should keep a close watch whether their children are busy with their phones after 4 am.” The tasks include watching horror movies at about 4:20 am.The Police Commissioner told the newspaper that till September 14, the Twin City cops have rescued two persons from the hold of the Challenge. The workshop, organised to sensitise teachers of colleges and universities of the Twin City about the game, was addressed by Khurania along with Dean and Principal of SCB Medical College and Hospital Prof Siddharth Das and experts from IIT Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS).
“The Blue Whale Challenge does not require any website, application or mobile app to participate in the deadly game. The game is doing the rounds through closed group of social media networks,” pointed Dr Padmalochan Bera, Assistant Professor of School of Electrical Sciences (IIT-BBS).