A court in Vasai in Mumbai ordered three youngsters who were caught performing the Kiki challenge to clean the local railway station and spread awareness about the dangers of the challenge.
Bengaluru police issuing warnings and advisories against the Kiki challenge |Photo Credit: Twitter
Mumbai: In a first, a railway court here penalised three youngsters for performing the Kiki challenge that has become the new rage in recent weeks. Virar residents Nishant Shah aged 20, Shyam Sharma aged 24 and Dhruv Shah aged 23 were arrested on Wednesday after a video of them performing the challenge went viral.
In a video shot by the accused, they can be seen performing dangerous stunts on a local train station in Mumbai. Interestingly, their video currently boasts of 1.4 million views on YouTube. After seeing the video, officials with the railway Protection Force (RPF) took it upon themselves to catch the performers and managed to do so. According to a report by Times of India, the trio performed the same challenge with an ambulance which was also recorded on camera. This enabled police personnel to locate the accused youngsters.
The three were then produced before a railway court which directed them to clean the Vasai railway station for three days in that week. They were also instructed to conduct an awareness drive where they would make people aware of the dangers of such challenges. A court in Vasai has told them to do so from 11 am to 2 pm in the afternoon and from 3 pm to 5 pm in the evening. The court will decide whether or not to mete out more punishment to the three youngsters.
The Kiki challenge has taken over the internet by storm with people performing it without caring for their own lives let alone the lives of commuters. Anup Shukla, Western railway’s senior divisional security commissioner, told a national daily that the court has assigned “one hell of a task”, adding that it will help create awareness against the Kiki challenge.
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