YouTuber arrested for tying a dog to balloons to make it ‘fly
A 32-year-old YouTuber, Gaurav Sharma was arrested by the Delhi Police for tying several balloons on the back of his dog in an effort to make it fly in the air
A 32-year-old YouTuber, Gaurav Sharma was arrested by the Delhi Police for tying several balloons on the back of his dog in an effort to make it fly in the air. According to the reports, Gaurav Sharma shot a video of his dog strapped to a bundle of helium balloons outside a building. Sharma then let go of the dog and it started to ‘fly away’.
The incident took place in South Delhi’s Malviya Nagar last week. After the video was uploaded on YouTube, officials from ‘People For Animals’ filed a complaint against Sharma at Malviya Nagar police station. The YouTuber has been charged under Sections 188, 269, 34 of the Animal Cruelty Act.
In the video, Sharma is also seen standing atop a car with his dog, a toy pomeranian. Sharma lets go of the dog and it starts floating in the air and goes up to the second floor of a building. The dog can be seen floating in the air for brief moments as the YouTuber and the woman cheered on.
After the video went viral on social media, Netizens fumed at the outrageous act and slammed the YouTuber for his insensitivity towards animals. After the outrage, Gaurav Sharma deleted the video and issued an apology saying that he had taken all safety measures. Sharma has over 4.15 million subscribers on YouTube and posted the video on his channel on May 21.