DGP urges citizens to monitor children’s behaviour closely

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Sep 2017 11:07:17


Staff Reporter,

Director General of Police Rishi Kumar Shukla has appealed citizens that they should be alert regarding behaviour of their children. He said if they detect abnormal behaviour in their wards such as fear, injury marks on body, deeply involved in online chatting then they should give necessary counselling.
The appeal of DGP comes at a time as a student Satvik committed suicide in Damoh on Sunday, allegedly under the influence of online Blue Whale game which provokes its followers to end the life in last stage of game. Satvik sat before the train to end his life.

The Damoh incident is being construed as first incident in which a youth lost his life due to Blue Whale game.
In the meantime, Police Headquarters’ Cyber Cell has checked the mobile phone of deceased Satvik. It is learnt that PHQ is going to take the help of Indian Computer Emergency Response Team of Indian Government’s Electronic and IT Ministry in the case of Satvik. Along with this, PHQ has also decided to refer the case of Indore incident to Indian Computer Emergency Response Team. In Indore incident also, one youth tried to commit suicide allegedly under the influence of Blue Whale game.

In this regard, mobile details, laptop details of both students will be provided to Indian Computer Emergency Response Team. PHQ will also provide three month details of ‘WhatsApp’ and call details of both victim students to Indian Computer Emergency Response Team. Whatever technical evidences will come, legal action will be taken.

Meanwhile, Damoh SP Vivek Agrawal spoke to ‘The Hitavada’ that amid the apprehension that school student Satvik ended his life under the influence of Blue Whale game, police sent the seized mobile phone of deceased student to cyber forensic. The primary investigation done so far does not corroborate the apprehension that Satvik ended life due to Blue Whale game and nor his family members have told any such thing.

However, forensic probe of mobile is awaited to know the reasons behind the incident and so far nothing could be told in accurate manner. In the meantime, Damoh police claimed that Satvik was weak in studies and once he had even fled from home.