After the horrifying Blue Whale Challenge, the Momo challenge has recently surfaced on internet and is proving to be deadly as the so-called game has started to claim lives of teenagers across the world, including India.
Untill last week, there were no reports of Momo Challenge being played in India however, a recent report reveals that Momo challenge has allegedly claimed its first victim in India. The preliminary investigation into the case has revealed that a class-10 student slit her wrist and hung herself till death in Ajmer. Family members of the victim have demanded an inquiry into the involvement of the online game in the death of their daughter.
The officials investigating the case told a national daily that one of the victim’s friends told the victim’s brother how she was excited upon reaching the last stage of an online game. The brother also told the national daily how the girl played the game in her free time at school or during lunchtime.
One officer also said that local law enforcement is probing the role of the Momo challenge in the girl’s death by combing through her internet usage history and personal belongings. However, the suicide note recovered from the spot suggests that the girl blamed low grades for taking the extreme step.
More details are awaited into the matter.
Before arriving to India, a 12-year-old girl from Argentina was the first victim who died after participating in the terrifying ‘Momo challenge’. The girl reportedly received messages from an unknown individual named ‘Momo’. The girl recorded a video saying that she committed suicide because of Momo.
Currently, it has been reported that the challenge is viral in Japan, Colombia and Mexico.