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Was raped by Pokémon GO character, claims Russian woman; lodges formal complaint

India TV News Desk Moscow 12 Aug 2016, 12:05:32 PM IST
India TV News Desk

The Pokemon craze that has gripped several countries now has its most bizarre twist. We had so far heard of people bumping into each other playing with the game. We also heard of road accidents caused due to drivers busy spotting characters. We even heard of people inadvertently crossing borders. But this is something that we bet you had never heard of.


In a bizarre incident in Moscow, a woman has lodged a complaint against a character of Augmented Reality (AR) game ‘Pokemon Go’ accusing it of raping her while she was asleep. For the uninitiated, the game involves use of Geo-location that allows players to capture virtual Pokemons in real-life locations using augmented reality.

The woman has told police officials that she was literally assaulted by a huge Pokemon character in her apartment.

In her statement, the woman claimed that last night she was playing virtual reality game and when she woke up in the morning she found a Pokemon character lying on top of her body.

The woman also said that though the Pokemon character disappeared when she jumped out of her bed but the gaming app could still detect the virtual character there.

According to a Russian website’s report, the police did not respond to her complaint and suggested that she get in touch with a psychiatrist.

Ivan Makarov, the woman's friend, said: "She says there are too many Pokemon at her place and even the dog can sense them. She says the dog barks whenever she plays Pokemon GO."

Her husband who did not believe her, accepted the advice of people and had booked an appointment with a psychiatrist.

The game is currently available in US, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and a few Asian countries, excluding India and China.