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'Kiss-and-run' prankster 'Crazy Sumit' detained by Delhi Police in Gurugram

The Delhi Police today detained a youth nicknamed ‘Crazy Sumit’ for posting objectionable videos on social media site which showed him approaching girls randomly and kissing them. Police said on Friday that the accused youth,
India TV News Desk New Delhi January 13, 2017 16:08 IST
India TV News Desk

The Delhi Police today detained a youth nicknamed ‘Crazy Sumit’ for posting objectionable videos on social media site which showed him approaching girls randomly and kissing them.

Police said on Friday that the accused youth, identified as Sumit, is a final year BCA, student of WCTC college in Gurugram. His friend, Satyajeet Kadyan, 23, who helped him as a "camera man" to record the 'prank', has also been arrested.

Police arrested the two from Ashok Vihar Phase-3 area in Gurugram after raiding Sumit's house on Thursday late night, the officer said.

"We tracked Sumit and Kadyan after examining the CCTV footage of a restaurant where they were partying a couple of days ago in Gurugram. On the basis of their identities, we finally traced Sumit's address," a senior police officer told IANS.

"On questioning, Sumit told interrogators that he and Kadyan played the 'prank' for gaining publicity, and also claimed that the two girls who he kissed in the 'prank' videos uploaded in social media are known to him, and are his friends," the police officer said.

"Sumit has denied molesting any women. He said he kissed the young women with their consent. We are investigating the case and are waiting for the victims to come forward to give statement against him," the officer said.

Some more people may be involved in the case, such as service providers, and they will be arrested soon, police said.

Delhi Police on January 7 had assured of action against Sumit after his "kiss and run" videos on YouTube went viral.

Sumit maintained a YouTube channel by the name 'Crazy Sumit' where he uploaded videos of him approaching young women on the streets on some pretext and then running away after kissing them.

He also uploaded an 'apology' video on the same channel, saying the act was staged and he had no clue that the matter would escalate to this level.

(With inputs from IANS)