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Barely days after issuing an advisory on ‘Momo Challenge’, Odisha Crime Branch issued another advisory on ‘Olivia Hoax’, a spam message which is being circulated on WhatsApp.
A good cyber or mobile parenting software is advised to be installed which helps the parents in monitoring children.
The ministry has also said that the parents should not tell their children about the 'Momo challenge' unless they have a reason to believe that the child also knows about it.
The body of the youth was found hanging inside an under-construction club (community centre) at the village in the morning
Preliminary investigations revealed that Umakanta was addicted to his smartphone and even before going to sleep, his family members had seen him hooked to his phone.
The crime branch advisory issued on Saturday night has also urged the media not to publish any unverified news and connect any death or suicide to the game without proper verification.
The CID stated most of the ‘Momo Challenge’ numbers are difficult to trace. It warned that though some numbers may be the prank, game invitations from foreign numbers could be from hackers.
The game having picture of a doll with scary features and large protruding eyes is being circulated through unknown WhatsApp numbers.
The advisory issued by the ministry asks the parents to look out for some signs and symptoms in their wards.
The Association of Heads of ICSE schools, West Bengal, has called upon all member schools to urge parents to keep a watch on their children.
According to recent media reports, the game has allegedly already claimed the life of a Class 10 student in Ajmer, and another girl in West Bengal was contacted to join the game, reports say.
The online game is blamed for two deaths in Kurseong. Several youngsters have received 'Momo challenge' across several north and south Bengal districts.
The online game, featuring a grotesque image of a girl with her distorted face and bulging eyes, has made headway in several countries and is similar to last year's killer 'Blue Whale Challenge'.
Besides sending directives to police stations in the districts, the administration has also asked educational institutes to keep a tab on the behavioural pattern of students.
Two people from the area committed suicide and one received invitation to play the death game over the past few days.