The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Monday directed the Central and state governments to work out the modes of banning the macabre online game ‘Blue Whale’ that psyches youth to commit suicide.
Taking up the issue suo moto, the court also said technical help of IIT-Madras could be sought for banning the game so that youth are not able to access it online.
The court also ordered the state police to issue strong warning to whose share the game with others.
Following the suicide of student Vignesh in Madurai, an advocate filed a petition in the court to ban the game. The court then decided to take up the case suo moto.
The game is targeted at teenagers and forces them to perform several dangerous activities, finally leading them to commit suicide. The game has claimed many lives worldwide.