Bengaluru police has arrested a group of young seven people who were dressed in ghost outfits with the objective to scare people, make video of it and upload on social media.
The incident came to light at 2:30 am on Monday. A few passers-by in Sharif Nagar, Yeshwanthpur, who were shocked and scared after confronting a man dressed like a ghost, alerted the police. The boys were arrested when a police officer was on rounds. They were later let off on bail with a warning.
The accused have been identified as Shan Malik, Navid, Sajil Mohammed, Mohammed Aqib, Sakib, Sayyed, Yousuf Ahmed and have been arrested.
DCP North Sashikumar reportedly said, “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.”
Videos of the pranks they pulled on several homeless residents and commuters went viral soon after the arrest.
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