Recording a Kiki challenge video and posting it on their YouTube channel have turned out to be more than just an embarrassing exercise for three individuals. A court in Maharashtra has now directed them to clean a railway station for three days consecutively as part of their punishment.
A local court in Palghar ordered Shyam Sharma (24), Dhruv (23) and Nishant (20) to clean all platforms of Vasai station for three days.
“The railway court ordered that the three men would clean all platforms of Vasai station from 11am to 2pm and then, between 3pm to 5pm, will create awareness among commuters of the dangers of stunts like the Kiki challenge,” PTI quoted a railway official.
The video posted by the three YouTubers had gone viral with it clocking more than two million views. The latest punishment has come in the wake of several states declaring the recording of the video illegal. The trio performed the same act using an ambulance. This allowed the cops trace their location.
The viral Kiki challenge involves jumping out of a moving vehicle and dancing to Drake’s song “In My Feelings”. The three Maharashtra youth had recorded the video Western Railway’s Vasai station. A senior Railway Protection Force official was quoted by PTI as saying that the three youth were arrested and produced in the Vasai railway court which ordered them to clean the local railway station for three consecutive days and also inform passengers to desist from stunts like the Kiki challenge.
“We arrested Shyam Sharma from a mall yesterday and he revealed the whereabouts of the other two, who too were arrested soon after. Sharma has previously worked in television serials while the other two have a channel on YouTube,” the official said.
They had been arrested under sections 145 B (indecency or nuisance), 147 (entering railway premises or damaging property) 154 (endangering safety of passengers) and 156 (performing stunts) of the Indian Railway Act.
Anup Shukla, Western Railway’s senior divisional security commissioner, told a newspaper that the railway court had assigned ‘one hell of a task’ to the three young YouTubers.