Lucknow, Aug 28: The deadly Blue whale game claimed a life in Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur district, where a father found his only son hanging with his father’s phone.
Parth Singh, 13, was found hanging in his bedroom in Maudaha village on Sunday night.
According to the Police, the class sixth student had his father’s phone on his hand in which the game, that directs the player to commit suicide after 50 challenges, was on when the body was taken down.
According to the family, Parth had been playing Blue Whale game from the past few days.
When he was asked not to play, he started using his father’s mobile phone when he was not around or sleeping.
On Sunday evening, Parth was likely to attend a friend’s birthday party but instead locked himself in the room.
When his father Vikram Singh broke open the door as he did not respond, he was found his only son hanging.
Maudaha circle officer (CO) Abhishek Yadav stated that the suicide seems to have been triggered by the blue whale game and a probe is underway.
“We are sending IT experts to track the mobile records and history,” he added.
The Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh, in a letter to all district police chiefs, had directed to comply the order of the Union Government putting down all the links related to the deadly game from social sites.