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UP: Class 6 student found hanging at home, Blue Whale Challenge link suspected

Uttar Pradesh police said Parth had his father’s phone in his hand in which the game was on when his body was taken down.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2017 11:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent, Lucknow
Blue Whale,Blue Whale Challenge',Uttar Pradesh
Last week, Uttar Pradesh DGP Sulkhan Singh had announced a ban on the Blue Whale Challenge across the state.(Representative photo)

A class 6 student was found hanging in his bedroom in Uttar Pradesh’s Maudaha town on Sunday evening. The police is probing if the alleged suicide has any connection with Blue Whale Challenge, a lethal online game.

Parth Singh, 13, was a student of Jaipuria Public School.

The police said Parth had his father’s phone in his hand in which the game was on when the body was taken down.

Maudaha circle officer Abhishek Yadav told IANS the suicide seems to have been triggered by the blue whale game and a probe is underway.

“We are sending IT experts to go through the mobile records and history,” said Yadav.

First Published: Aug 28, 2017 11:16 IST