The arrest of Sumit Kumar Singh, 20 and Satyajeet Kadian, 25 has been deferred for now since Sumit and Satyajeet told police that the girls, who were part of the video, are their friends.
The two were apprehended on Friday from Gurugram in connection with the video where the former could be seen randomly kissing girls and running away.
Police on Saturday contacted one of the girls, who was in the video. The girl's family said that she will join the probe by Monday, he said.
Recently, in yet another episode of ‘Infuriating Things Entitled Men Do’, the YouTuber – who goes by the name of ‘The Crazy Sumit’ – had decided that kissing unsuspecting women on the streets of Delhi would make for a fun prank.
In the video, the YouTuber, Sumit Verma, approaches women on the street, makes awkward small talk and kisses them without their consent before running away.
After his video was slammed online, Sumit took it down from his YouTube page. But a Facebook page, Feed Machine, has shared the video, condemning it.
After the backlash, Sumit uploaded an apology video, but this too was subsequently taken down. In the video, he pleads, saying:
I never knew the kissing and running prank will go so viral and have such a bad impact. I really apologise, never wanted to hurt anyone. It was just shot for entertainment purposes. I respect women and I will never do anything like that again.Sumit Verma
The video also caught the attention of the Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson, Swati Maliwal.
A case was registered last week 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.
Verma’s video was not a social experiment or a prank with any objective. It, well, simply qualifies as harassment.
What were you thinking, ‘Crazy Sumit’?