The Chennai police, on Monday, joined law enforcement agencies worldwide in an effort to probe the 'Blue Whale' challenge that is allegedly responsible for multiple suicides.
This was after a 24-year-old female student fell from the seventh floor of her apartment in Virugambakkam at around 11pm on Monday, the Times of India reported.
According to reports, J Nivedha sustained injuries from the fall and is in a serious condition. She has broken her back and is being treated at a private hospital.
Neighbours reportedly told the police that she had been looking depressed for the past few days and could have possibly been playing the game. Niveditha lives with her parents and is pursuing her Masters in Computer Applications.
Police then began looking into the alleged link to the game, based on the neighbours' observation that the woman was depressed.
However when they took Nivedha's statement she said that it was an accident. "We asked if she was playing the game and she denied it. She is receiving treatment for her injuries," an investigating official told TNM.
This comes just one week after a 16-year-old was found hanging at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The deceased, Manoj C Manu's mother claimed that her son was playing the 'Blue whale Challenge'
According to the mother, Manoj mentioned the name â€˜Blue Whaleâ€™ to her in November 2016. At that point, she had made fun of the game that was named after a fish.
Later, he had told her that the game had macabre outcomes, but she had been unable to dissuade him.