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Blue Whale Challenge successor: Mumbai Police issues warning about the Momo Challenge

The Momo Challenge is the newest fad on the internet that has deadly consequences.

  • Published: August 20, 2018 9:57 AM IST
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It seems there is no end to people misusing the openness and reach of the Internet to inflict more pain in the world. After a tryst with the deadly Blue Whale Challenge where boys and girls were targeted with playing a game that involved dangerous tasks and ended with suicide, a new game of the sort is on the rise.

The new game called the Momo Challenge, has cast a shadow over the internet again targeting teenagers and young men and women. This game has become a menace for the police forces around the world and came into the spotlight when it was discovered that the death of a 13 year old Argentinian girl was caused by it.

Children are instructed through an unknown number and the challenges involve violent tasks, and end in suicide. According to reports from the Sun, it has been found that the account used for this challenge are connected to three numbers from Japan, Mexico and Columbia.

Even though there have been no reported cases yet in India, the Mumbai Police has taken to Twitter to warn people about the potential deadly nature of the game. The tweet reads, “How about interacting with us on the widely know #Dial100 than on unknown numbers, to beat the challengers in their own game!”

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The tweet uses the hastag #NoNoMoMo, and the image tries to lighten the situation showing a plate full of momos and chutney. One of the momos has the face from the image that is related to the challenge. The image according to previous reports was originally not a part of this challenge.

  • Published Date: August 20, 2018 9:57 AM IST