Cops prevent suspected Blue Whale addict from ending life

Cops prevent suspected Blue Whale addict from ending life
The High Grounds police and the public rescued an MBA student who tried to commit suicide by jumping from the Windsor Manor bridge on Sunday afternoon.

After rescuing Ajay (28), a native of Bihar, the police shifted him to Nimhans as he manifested some symptoms of psychological disorder.

The police suspect that Ajay was addicted to Blue Whale as there were cut injuries on his hand. Ajay is an MBA student at a private college in Mysuru. He has been living in Mysuru for the past three years, the police said.

Some road users noticed Ajay walking suspiciously on the bridge around afternoon. “He was yelling and uttering some strange words. He was claiming that he would jump from the bridge and kill himself,” an eyewitness told DH. A few of them tried to convince Ajay to get down. But their efforts went in vain. While some climbed the bridge and approached him, others called the police.

A senior police officer said, “We rushed there and requested him to get away from the bridge. But he was very adamant. With the help of the public, we caught him and brought him down.”

The police said that Ajay’s statements were very inconsistent. “We gathered some information from him and contacted his parents. They informed us that he had switched off his mobile phone for the last three days and they were desperately trying to contact him,” the officer added.

Considering Ajay’s state of mind, the police shifted him to Nimhans for treatment. The police have informed his parents who hare rushing to the city.

There were cut injury marks on his hand. Besides, he had switched off his mobile phone for the last three days. These indicate that he could be addicted to Blue Whale game, the officer added.

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