The kissing prank video made by "Crazy Sumit" and his associates, which went viral online recently, landed him (Sumit) in huge trouble as he later found himself on the radar of Delhi police.
The two girls who were victimised in the prank video were questioned by police and surprisingly, they said they knew about the prank. However, they were unaware that it will be uploaded on the internet.
The two girls, who are from Gurgaon and Delhi, joined the probe on 17 January and were questioned at their respective homes, said a senior police officer. Their family members visited the Crime Branch office at Kamla Market and were told the statements of the two girls were to be recorded and the police team later visited their homes for the purpose, he said.
20-year-old Sumit Kumar Singh, who runs the YouTube channel in the name of "Crazy Sumit", and Satyajeet Kadian (25) were apprehended last week from Gurugram in connection with the video where the former could be seen randomly kissing girls and running away.
According to media reports, Sumit had earlier informed police that the girls knew about the prank.
A case was registered against Sumit 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.
With the girls saying that they knew what was going to be filmed, police will now be seeking legal opinion in the matter to understand whether the sections need to be changed, said the officer.
--With PTI inputs