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Odisha police has asked all district police authorities to remove from social media the ‘Blue Whale Challenge

Bhubaneswar24/8/17. Odisha police has asked all district police authorities to remove from social media the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’, an online game which allegedly claimed several lives of children in the country.

“You are requested to take steps to ensure that such links of the deadly game in its own name or any similar game is immediately removed from the social media platform, “Odisha DGP K B Singh said in an official note to senior officers.

In his directive, Singh told all SPs in the state to keep a watch on various social media outlets and ensure that the suicide game was not available to the users in the state.

Singh said this order should be carried out with immediate effect taking into account the urgency of the issue.

“It is understood that an administrator of the game uses social media platform to invite/initiate children to play these game, which may eventually led to the extreme step for self inflicting injuries including suicide,” the DGP said.

Recently, a Class X girl in Sambalpur was found hanging from a fan in her room. The girl died at the hospital later.

Though the local police was probing the causes of the girl’s death, her parents linked the death to Blue Whale Challenge . Sambalpur SP Sanjeev Arora has, however, already ruled out the Blue Whale game angle in the incident.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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