New Delhi: A Delhi-based YouTuber, Gaurav Sharma, whose channel is called "GauravZone," has been arrested for making his pet dog float up in the air by tying hydrogen balloons on its back. He had recently uploaded the video which created huge outrage online.Read more[Ludhiana Police Arrests Punjab YouTuber Over Racial Remark on Arunachal MLA]
The video, which he deleted from his channel, shows the YouTuber, a few others and his pet dog, Dollar, in a park. A bunch of colourful hydrogen balloons are tied to the dog's upper body. "The upper body has started flying a little," Gaurav explains as he demonstrates the act, pulling up the string of balloons, further lifting the dog.Read more[YouTuber Rashid Siddiquee urges Akshay Kumar to withdraw the notice of Rs 500 crore]
As seen in the video, he nudges the dog to run, saying it will fly up in the air if it runs. A woman too is seen holding the pet.
Gaurav said that they have tied two more balloons to it and this could make it float. The dog is seen floating away before the woman manages to catch hold of it.
As per the sources, Gaurav has been arrested by Delhi Police. A case was registered against him, who has over four million subscribers on YouTube, and his mother. They are residents of south Delhi's Malviya Nagar. The video has been deleted and Gaurav had apologised for the video earlier. He said he had taken "all safety measures" before flying his pet.
"Before making the video, I had taken all the safety measures. I had said this in the video but did not upload this part as it would've increased the length of the video. It was a mistake on my part. All I want to say is that I had made the video with all the safety measures... wrong content went out and it should not have happened," he said.
"I apologise if you felt bad after watching the Dollar video. I won't try such things again. Those who're getting influenced by such things, please don't get influenced. If sentiments have been hurt, I truly seek your apology," he added.