January 29, 2023
NDTV News


The YouTube channel run by the couple has round eight lakh subscribers.

Chennai:

A Chennai-based YouTuber was arrested as we speak for allegedly live-streaming  PUBG – which is banned in India – with vulgar commentary and obscene language in the direction of ladies. Madan Kumar, who was on the run, was arrested in Dharmapuri about six hours drive from Chennai, police officers stated.

His spouse, Krithika, the administrator of the channel, was arrested earlier in Chennai.

Investigators say the couple’s YouTube channel has round eight lakh subscribers. Several of them are minors.

The arrests have been made primarily based on a criticism filed by a Chennai resident in opposition to the YouTube channels – Madan, Toxic Madan 18+, PUBG Madan Girl Fan, Richie  Gaming YT – run by the couple. The criticism talked about particular titles within the channel, together with “MADAN angry at his girlfriend| Strictly 18+|Tamil| PUBGM| Richie GamiNg”, which he alleged portrayed ladies in a vulgar approach violating privateness and dignity that set off perversion amongst youngsters who watch the movies.

Citing that most of the followers have been minors, the complainant additionally sought a ban on the channel moreover motion in opposition to Madan Kumar.

The incident had additionally triggered indignant outbursts amongst social media customers.

On Thursday, whereas listening to an anticipatory bail plea, the Madras High Court noticed it was “shocked to hear the recorded conversations”.

However, it is not clear if the case would stand authorized scrutiny.

“We are not sure any of his subscribers would come forward to file a complaint. The vulgar talk on social media amounts to public nuisance. We are examining the details of violation if any in terms of PUBG or similar games,” a police officer advised NDTV.

The officer added that Madan Kumar has made a fortune along with his earnings from YouTube. “He appears to have earned around 3 lakh a month. He owns 3 luxury cars, including Audi,” the officer stated.

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