Momo challenge message reaches through WhatsApp, Kerala police begins probe

The message was reached in the mobile of Shemeer Koya 30, a youth from Alappuzha town and after it reached his mobile, he had lodged a complaint to the North Police Station on Monday.

Published: 13th August 2018 07:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2018 09:36 PM   |  A+A-

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

Express News Service

ALAPPUZHA: The District Police began a probe on the alleged message from Momo, a suicide game, which creates panic among children, to the mobile of a youth from Alappuzha.

The message was reached in the mobile of Shemeer Koya 30, a youth from Alappuzha town and after it reached his mobile, he had lodged a complaint to the North Police Station on Monday.

According to District Police Chief S Surendran, based on the complaint the department started probe on it.

"A message was appeared in the mobile of the youth by morning." 

"Hi, I am momo, I selected you, We can play a game, Today night 7 o' clock, Location Alappuzha beach."

It was in the message and it generated from +1(512)4891229. So we have started examination of the number and origin. The details were submitted to the Cyber Cell of the department for more examination," DPC said.

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After 'blue whale' the 'Momo Challenge' started to create panic among children.

At the same time the fraudsters using the name 'Momo' for organizing frauds through WhatsApp and other online platforms.

So the police started to keep tight vigil on the online game which may lead to the death of teenagers and frauds.

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  • SUDIPTO Chakraborty

    Hi momo
    1 year ago reply
  • Narendra rana

    Kerala police pl register the criminal case against whatsapp and prosecute its owners&top-management!! Do you have the courage? And maybe this corporate is collecting part-profits from momo game owners,just like facebook was minting money from illegal theft of consumers' private data, in criminal conspiracy with companies like cambridge analytica and others?
    1 year ago reply
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