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A preliminary probe into a 21-year-old Pondicherry University student’s mysterious death has pointed to the Blue Whale online suicide game, according to media reports.

ANI quoted police sources as saying that the student was found hanging from a tree on its hostel campus around midnight. 

Fellow students told police they believed the victim was the “admin of the Blue Whale group.”

On Wednesday afternoon, a 19-year-old college student in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district committed suicide. Police revealed that he had been doing Blue Whale challenges for 50 days. It was the first case of its kind to be reported in the state.