According to reports, Ankan choked himself to death by covering his head with a plastic bag tied tightly around his neck with a nylon cord, in the bathroom of his home.
“He returned from school on Saturday and sat in front of the computer. When his mother (Sampa) called him for lunch, he said he will first have bath. When he did not emerge from the bathroom for quite some time, we broke open the door and found him lying on the floor motionless (around 4 pm). We rushed him to the hospital where he was declared dead,” Gopinath Dey, Ankan’s father, was quoted as saying by News 18.
Ankan's friends told police that he played the ‘Blue Whale’ challenge.
The Blue Whale challenge, which reportedly originated in Russia, calls on participants to complete a series of self-harm tasks over 50 days. It allegedly encourages them to win by committing suicide.
According to reports, Ankan Dey choked himself to death by covering his head with a plastic bag tied tightly around his neck with a nylon cord, in the bathroom of his home