The Delhi Police has recently arrested a renowned YouTuber who tried to make a supposedly unique video with his pet dog that backfired heavily. In the video, it is shown that several balloons were attached to the back of his dog and the attempt was to allegedly make the animal fly in the air. This incident took place in South Delhi’s Malviya Nagar last week.
According to the police, the accused Gaurav Sharma, 32, shot a video of his dog strapped to a bundle of helium-filled balloons. Sharma then allegedly let go of the dog and it started to “fly away”, the police reported.
Gaurav Sharma has over 4.15 million subscribers on YouTube. This video was posted on his channel on May 21. It was criticized heavily by his subscribers and Sharma was forced to remove the clip. Later, he uploaded another video saying he took “all safety measures” while making the clip. Right after the video was uploaded on YouTube, officials from ‘People For Animals’ filed a complaint against Sharma at Malviya Nagar police station.
In the video, Gaurav is also seen standing atop a car with his toy pomeranian. Sharma lets go of the dog and it starts floating in the air. The dog can be seen floating in the air for a brief moment as the YouTuber and another woman cheered on from below.
DCP (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said they received a complaint from PFA who alleged that Sharma’s approach was an act of animal cruelty. “We registered an FIR under sections of the Disaster Management Act and Prevention to Cruelty to Animals Act. The accused, a resident of Panchseel Vihar in Malviya Nagar, was arrested, but released later on Thursday evening, as it is a bailable offense. He told us he is a YouTuber and made the video for his channel,” said Thakur.