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Blue Whale Challenge: Two Teenage Girls Run Away From Agra, Rescued in Madhya Pradesh

The girls, found at the Hoshangabad station late on Tuesday, revealed that they were given the task to run away from their homes in Agra and the admin of the game threatened to hurt their family members if they didn't comply, Hoshangabad GRP in-charge S.N. Mishra said.

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Updated:September 15, 2017, 8:26 AM IST
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Blue Whale Challenge: Two Teenage Girls Run Away From Agra, Rescued in Madhya Pradesh
Several cases of attempted suicide have been reported from across the country, sparking concerns about the spread of the deadly game.
Hoshangabad: Two teenage girls have been rescued from the city on Thursday after they ran away from their home in Uttar Pradesh to complete a task while playing the macabre online game the Blue Whale Challenge, a Government Railway Police officials said on Thursday.

The girls, found at the Hoshangabad station late on Tuesday, revealed that they were given the task to run away from their homes in Agra and the admin of the game threatened to hurt their family members if they didn't comply, Hoshangabad GRP in-charge S.N. Mishra said.

The girls then told their parents that they are leaving for school and boarded the Mumbai-bound Punjab Mail but soon enough realised that it's a mistake and informed their parents, he added.

The parents then informed the police who in turn alerted the GRP in Hoshangabad. The parents of both the girls reached here on Wednesday and took them back, he added.

The Blue Whale Challenge, reportedly created by a former convict in Russia, is said to psychologically provoke players to indulge in daring, self-destructive tasks for 50 days before finally taking the "winning" step of killing themselves.

According to media reports, over six cases across India have been suspected to be linked to the deadly game.
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