The infamous Blue Whale Game, which has been linked to more than 130 teen deaths is spreading across the World rapidly. Police forces in the UK have also started warning the parents about the game, while there have been few incidents in India as well.
Who is behind the game?
Philipp Budeikin, a 22-year-old man in Russia was arrested in July connection with the evil Blue Whale suicide game which is said to target vulnerable teens and encourage them to perform a series of 50 tasks which include self-harm and ultimately suicide.
Budeikin, also went by the name Philipp Fox, had been reported as a key mastermind of the sick social media craze. But however, his conviction was only related to two of the more than 17 cases he confessed to being involved in.
During the investigation, Budeikin branded victims as ‘biological waste’ and told police that they were ‘happy to die’ and he was ‘cleansing society’.
Philipp’s arrest in July this year came after a teen who was in the final stages of the 50-day game, passed on evidence to the police. It’s said to be believed that the game’s admins tell players that “there’s no way back and you can’t leave the game once you begin.”
Anton Breido, a senior official from the Investigative Committee, said Budeikin had been friendless at school, and that his mother had little time for him because she had a long commute to and from work.
‘He was in conflict with his peers,’ he said. He didn’t show do well at studies. After classes, he spent all hours online.
The investigator further called for tougher laws to crackdown on people who promote suicide among the young.