In a bid to probably get famous quick, a group of 7 YouTubers decided to prank people on the streets of Bengaluru by scaring the living daylights out of them. These friends dressed up in white, accompanied by fake blood and scary makeup were looking to recreate a prank that had previously gone viral on YouTube.
Karnataka: 7 YouTubers arrested for dressing as ghosts& scaring unsuspecting commuters in Bengaluru. S Kumar, DCP North says,"The youths were forcefully stopping & scaring the passersby, they were arrested under bailable sections & given bail in the police station itself" (11.11) pic.twitter.com/2TcEv2TCP6— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2019
However, an auto driver they scared into reversing his auto and escaping the scene, filed a report at the Yeshwantpur area police station. The cops then started to canvas the streets and caught them red-handed, reported India Today.
These boys after wearing these costumes tried stopping vehicles, they forced other vehicles to reverse and even tried to scare people who were sleeping out in the open.
- DCP North Sashikumar
#Prank goes wrong. Seven youngsters who dressed up as ghosts and tried to scare road users arrested in #Bengaluru. Exorcism currently on at Yeshwanthpura police station 😂@WeAreBangalore pic.twitter.com/8wEYwrkkxh— Harish Upadhya (@harishupadhya) November 11, 2019
The group of boys includes Shan Malik, Navid, Sajil Mohammed, Mohammed Aqib, Sakib, Sayyed and Yousuf Ahmed, students between the age of 20-25.
The #Bengaluru police arrested seven youths for playing pranks on unsuspecting commuters and homeless people sleeping in the open. The #pranksters would dress up as #ghosts and scare people late at night. The pranks were recorded and uploaded on #YouTube. #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/uuwigqp3dl— Democratic TV (@Democratic_TV) November 12, 2019
According to reports, they have been booked under Sections 341 for wrongful restraint, 504 for insult with intent to provoke breach of peace, 506 for criminal intimidation and 34 for common intention of the Indian Penal Code. They are currently out on bail.