August 14, 2018

Three nabbed in Lahore for playing Blue Whale game, confess to kidnapping

News Source: Geo News

Originally Published Date: October 18, 2017

https://www.geo.tv/latest/163379-three-nabbed-in-lahore-for-playing-blue-whale-game-confess-to-kidnapping

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday arrested three suspects for playing the Blue Whale game, who also confessed to having kidnapped a youth, the agency said.

The arrests were made following a letter written by Interpol in which it shared information with the Government of Pakistan. The FIA apprehended the suspects on the directives of Ministry of Interior.

The suspects stated before the officials that they played the Blue Whale game and kidnapped a youth in connection with the game.

The suspects said they had tied the hands and feet of the kidnapped youth, taped his mouth shut and released their video on a social networking site.

A manhunt is still underway for two other accomplices of the arrested suspects.

Several people have lost their lives across the world in order to accomplish various tasks relating to the game.

In Pakistan, a case involving a girl allegedly affected by playing the same game had also surfaced in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The parents of the girl had claimed that she would play Blue Whale.

The girl was admitted to Peshawar’s Khyber Teaching Hospital, where she was kept at psychiatric ward.

According to Assistant Registrar Dr. Azaz, medics had found symptoms of depression in the girl. She was discharged after therapy and necessary treatment.

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