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Now, Whatsapp game 'Momo challenge' provoking teens to commit suicide

By Vikas

New Delhi, Aug 7: Almost an year after the Blue Whale challenge, a game which provokes players to commit suicide, made headlines, a similar game by the name 'Momo challenge' is doing rounds in the social media.

As per reports, Momo challenge is a suicide-inducing game being spread on WhatsApp. Like Blue Whale challenge, even this game challenges teens to carry out bizzare and life-threatening tasks which may ultimately lead to suicide.

Representational Image (Image source - Youtube screengrab)

Recent death of a 12-year old girl from Argentina is being linked to Momo Challenge.

Last year, a game by the name 'Blue Whale Challenge' made headlines for wrong reasons. Blue whale challenge used to encourage youngsters to join certain online groups which would be run by 'curators'. These curators would gather personal information of players and later hand over 50 tasks which include waking up at odd times in the wee hours, watching horror movies alone, listening to deep breathing sounds and causing bodily harm like making cuts and incisions initially.

According to reports, the 'Momo Challenge' game starts on WhatsApp by displaying a girl's distorted face that looks extremely disturbing with bulging eyes and a wide mouth. The image of the girl is a creation of Japanese artist Midori Hayashi, who is not associated with the game in any way, reports thesun.co.uk.

It is not yet clear as to how popular the Momo Challenge really is to consider it as a major threat. The advise to parents would be to tell their kids to not fall prey to such bizzare challenges and inform them if the children get invite to join any such group.


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