Interior minister asks police to clarify scare surrounding Blue Whale “suicide game”

23-04-2017

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec has said he has asked the police to clarify the scare surrounding the Blue Whale “suicide game” that is being linked to dozens of teen deaths in Russia. The game is believed to be the work of an online social media group which is encouraging people to kill themselves. The Czech police warned people about it earlier this week. Minister Chovanec said he had given the police a fortnight to provide evidence that the game really presented a danger and was not merely a marketing trick. If the danger is real then the public should get more information, if not then the warning amounts to scaremongering, Chovanec said. The matter is being investigated by the Czech Centre Against Organized Crime.