Blue Whale Challenge: Jodhpur girls jumps into lake, feared harm to mother

A 17-year-old girl was rescued in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur late on Monday after she allegedly tried to jump into a local lake as part of the Blue Whale Challenge, a lethal nline game that has claimed hundreds of lives across the world.

Local police said the incident happened around 11pm when the teen, a daughter of a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier, was seen jumping into the Kaylana Lake. The identities of the girl and her parents weren’t revealed by authorities.

“The parents of the girl had come to us to report that she was missing. We initiated a search for the teenager and it was at this time that we learnt that a girl had tried to jump into the Kailana lake,” said Mukta Pareek, station house officer of Mandore police station.

The police said the girl was rescued by police and a group of divers who were near the area at the time of the incident. “The girl told the police she downloaded the Blue Whale game in her mobile a few days ago,” said Pareek.

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