Minor Girl Leaves Home To Meet Favourite Tik Tok Star
The Tik Tok trend has become a reason for concern for many, especially parents. Recently, a 14-year-old Mumbai girl left her home to meet her 16-year-old favourite Tik Tok star Riaz Afreen, who lives in Nepal, reported Dainik Jagran.
Before leaving home, the girl reportedly wrote an emotional letter to her parents in which she mentioned that she had not fled home for a man, but to become self-sufficient and she would never return.
“Mummy, I am leaving the house. I am very unhappy with Baba (father). Do not think too much about me. And swear by God that you will not commit suicide for this reason. If you are thinking that I have left the house to settle with a boy, then, you are wrong. I’m not going with any boy,” she had written in the letter.
However, her parents lodged a complaint with the police, who caught the girl within eight hours by acting on a tip-off of her friend.
Meanwhile, the Tik Tok craze has taken over the youth in an unprecedented manner with reports of death also surfacing in the recent past. A youth was allegedly shot dead by his friend when they posed with a pistol to film a video on Tik Tok, a poular mobile app in New Delhi on April 13.
Owned by Chinese company ByteDance, TikTok claims to have over 120 million monthly active users in India.
The app was also earlier accused of allowing to upload pornographic videos following which, Madra High Court banned the app. However, the Court later vacated its interim order banning the app, subject to conditions that pornographic videos will not be uploaded on it. It also stated that if the order is not followed, contempt of court proceedings would begin against the firm.
The ideo-sharing app TikTok has also been slammed as online predators are reportedly using video-sharing app TikTok to target children.