Momo challenge: Youth attempts suicide in Cuttack


Cuttack: A youth allegedly attempted suicide by cutting his wrist at his house in 42 Mouza of Cuttack after playing the deadly online game ‘Momo challenge’.

The victim was identified as Sunil Das, son of Basudev Das of Jharkuta village in 42 Mouza.

According to sources, Sunil allegedly played the online game Momo challenge and cut his wrist with a sickle as a task. His mother spotted him in a pool of blood in the morning.

Sunil was first rushed to Bentakata community health centre (CHC) and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital after his condition deteriorated. Doctors at the hospital, however, stated that his condition was stable.

It is suspected that Sunil might have attempted to kill self after playing the Momo Challenge game. His family members alleged that he was in severe depression for the past few days and had developed a suicidal tendency.

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