It seems like the creators or inventors of those deadly challenges, which keep appearing on the Internet and around the world, love to see or know people being killed. In fact, this is not limited only to the creators of those deadly challenges, but all those people who invent or create things that harm or kill people. No wonder, killer challenges keep appearing one after another raising concerns among people and authorities around the globe. Just when we thought the deadly ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ died, ‘Kiki Challenge‘ appeared, and then another new one called the ‘Momo Challenge’ has started doing the round putting many lives at risk.
‘Momo Challenge’, which started and went viral on social media, involves dares that encourage children to engage in a series of violent acts that end with suicide. It is said that the challenge has allegedly linked to the death of a 12-year-old girl in Argentina earlier this month.
According to reports, ‘Momo Challenge’ is managed by an account, which appears to be connected to three numbers in Japan, Mexico, and Columbia, which uses an image of a creepy doll with monstrous features.
It is said that the challenge begins as the participant receives a text from ‘Momo’ to communicate with an unknown number. The unknown number calls and uncomfortable noises are heard, as though someone is crying in pain. Just like the Blue Whale Challenge, this challenge too, includes a series of small tasks followed by the last task, being suicide. Momo also reportedly sends disturbing images and threatens users if they refuse to participate.
While no case has been reported in India till now, police are leaving no stone unturned to raise awareness about the deadly challenge.
Taking no chances, the Mumbai Police has issued a warning against the fatal game. The cops urged people to dial 100 instead of the unknown number sent to them. This is what the Mumbai Police has posted on their Twitter page.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) August 18, 2018
Earlier too, Mumbai Police had issued a similar warning on taking up the ‘Kiki Challenge’ asking people to either desist from public nuisance or face the music.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 26, 2018
Meanwhile, there are also certain reports saying that ‘Momo Challenge’ is a hoax aimed to steal personal information. Whatsoever, anyone who receives a text from ‘Momo’ should immediately report to the police.