YouTubers in India arrested for ghost prank on motorists

A group of youths in India has learned the hard way that not everyone will see the humour in YouTube pranks.

Seven YouTubers in Bengaluru, India have been arrested for dressing up as ghosts with long hair and attempting to scare unsuspecting motorists on the road at night.

India Today reported that the youths were identified as Shan Malik, Navid, Sajil Mohammed, Mohammed Aqib, Sakib, Sayyed, and Yousuf Ahmed, aged between 20 to 22 years old.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in Bengaluru North, Sashikumar told India Today that the youths were students who were looking to post their prank videos on YouTube for views.

“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,” he said.

The youths were booked under sections of the Indian Penal Code related to wrongful restraint, insult with intent to provoke breach of peace, criminal intimidation and common intention.

They have been released on bail.

One video has made its way to social media platform Twitter where it was shared by user Harish Upadhya.

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