YouTube ‘kissing prankster’ arrested by Delhi Police

Investigation into Sumit Verma, who uploaded a “prank” video in which he was seen kissing random women and then running away in Connaught Place in New Delhi, the cops has made a decision to contact its victims to probe the matter.Their arrest has been deferred for now since Sumit and Satyajeet told police that the girls who were part of the video are their friends.Sumit Kumar Singh, 20, and his friend, Satyajeet Kadian, 25, the two men allegedly involved in the making of the video, were apprehended by a crime branch team from their Gurugram home on Friday.Police on Saturday contacted one of the girls, who was in the video that was later taken down following a backlash, said a senior police officer. “Both are pursuing BCA from a private college”, said officials. However, if the claims proved true, the police may not be able to press charges of molestation against him and can only book the two under Section 67 of the IT Act that pertains to transmitting obscene material. The police had filed an FIR on Monday in connection with the case, after the youth, going by the nickname “The Crazy Sumit”, posted objectionable “prank” videos on YouTube. “After watching such videos, he got the idea to earn money by making his own prank videos”.Verma, who ran a channel called “The Crazy Sumit” had uploaded the video saying that it was the “Funniest Indian YouTube prank of 2017″. The videos showed him kissing random women without their consent and running away. However, by that time other users dowloaded it and posted it again on YouTube.