New Delhi: A local youngster, who had posted several prank videos in which he was seen randomly kissing girls and running away, and his close associate were nabbed by Delhi Police on Friday.
Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), said, ”Sumit Kumar Singh (20) and Satyajeet Kadian (25) have been apprehended and two laptops, one video camera, wireless mikes have been seized from them.”
The two youngsters are students of BCA at World College of Engineering and Management, Farrukh Nagar, Gurugram, he added.
“Both are friends and active on YouTube. The video camera belongs to Sumit Kumar Singh. During interrogation, they said that they are doing this for money since YouTube pays them for hits. If they get 1000 hits, they earn something like Rs 700- Rs 800,” said the officer.
The arrest has been deferred for now since Sumit and Satyajeet told police that the girls who were part of the video are their friends and that will be investigated.
We were assuming that the girls are victims but in their statement, they said that those girls are friends and they were party in making the video, Yadav said.
A case was registered last week against Sumit Verma under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of IPC and Section 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of IT Act following outrage over the clip.
There is a possibility that we might have to change the sections but that will be decided after the girls are questioned, Yadav said.
Sources said that they Sumit told police during interrogation that the girls in the video studied with him in Gyan Deep Public School in Gurugram.
He has shared the addresses of the girls and police will be visiting their houses to talk to them.
During interrogation, Sumit told police that he wasn’t aware that a case had been registered against him.
‘Crazy Sumit’ thought that since he had uploaded an apology video, that was also taken down later, the matter was solved. He was preparing for shooting more ‘shocking’ videos like scaring a girl standing alone in the lift, catching hold of a girl in the bus or metro, another officer said.
In fact, he claimed that the more shock value the video has, the more likes or hits it gets and he gets to make more money, the other officer said.