Bengal girl gets Momo challenge invite after spat with mother, files police complaint

The first year college girl said that she had posted on the social media that she wished to take her life, after which she received a Whatsapp message inviting her to take the Momo Game challenge.

Published: 22nd August 2018 01:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2018 03:48 PM   |  A+A-

An image of the sculpture, which is the face of the Momo challenge (Photo | Instagram)


JALPAIGURI: A college girl here filed a complaint with the police today about an unknown caller who allegedly tried to invite her into participating in 'Momo Game' challenge, a new virtual suicide game.

The 'Momo Game' is said to be a successor of the notorious 'Blue Whale Game' and has made headway in several countries.

The first year college girl in her complaint said that she had posted on the social media after a spat with her mother during the day that she wished to take her own life.

She soon received a Whatsapp message over her mobile phone from an unknown number allegedly inviting her to take the Momo Game challenge.

When she sought to know the sender's identity, the person revealed it verbally, she claimed.

Scared over the situation, the girl claimed she had informed her elder brother, who warned her against participating in the game.

She then informed the police. An investigation has been launched, the police said.

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