Blu Whale..Angry Judges want Modi Govt to ban suicide game

Madurai: The Madras High Court on Friday said it will take action against "deadly" online games like the 'Blue Whale Challenge' which claimed one life in Madurai district. Justices K K Sasidharan and G R Swaminathan of the Madurai bench stated this when Krishnamurthy, an advocate, made an appeal to the court to direct the Union information and broadcasting ministry to ban such games and also sought permission to file a petition.

The judges said, "We will take up the case suo motu" and added that hearing would be on September 4.

Vignesh, a college student, allegedly committed suicide on August 30 after playing the online game.

He had reportedly told his friends that he was "crazy" about the game and told his parents that he was getting isolated due to his addiction for it.

The game appears to goad vulnerable teens into killing themselves. It forces them to perform several dangerous activities, finally leading them to commit suicide. The game has claimed many lives worldwide.

PTI