Soon after the incident, the school informed the parents of the boy and the police.
He had also been been tense for the last couple of days and was contemplating suicide to complete the 50th task, reportedPTI. "He was found by the police on a bus to Pune".
In yet another shocking incident, a class VII student from Indore attempted suicide by jumping off the third floor of his school building, allegedly after taking up the infamous Blue Whale Challenge.
Rupesh Dwivedi, SHO of Rajendra Nagar police station said that the boy had downloaded the Blue Whale mobile game on his father's mobile phone which he often used to play with. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state police had issued necessary alerts to make parents vigilant about the game.
The game starts by asking participants via social media to draw a whale on a piece of paper, then carve a whale figure on their body, and then gives other tasks such as watching horror movies alone or waking up at unearthly hours.
The in-charge, Nilkanth Rathod, told mid-day, "I received a call from Solapur control that a 14-year-old boy playing the Blue Whale game was headed in my direction..." It was said that the teen committed suicide as part of the diabolical Blue Whale game, which he was reportedly addicted to. Gamers are asked to complete and upload videos of a series of dares over 50 days, which includes carving a blue whale into one's arm.