An Indian YouTuber who was recently shared a video of himself making his dog fly by tying a number of helium balloons to it has been arrested by the local authorities in their home country.
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Gaurav Sharma, the YouTuber, was arrested for animal cruelty.
They shared the video on their official channel and it showed him making Dollar, his dog, fly in the air.
The animal had a number of helium balloons tied to them before Gaurav let go of the animal.
The animal is is then left suspended in the air.
After the video was shared on YouTube, it was removed.
Animal rights organisations from all over the world started to comment and share the video with hopes of charging the person.
A complaint was lodged against Gaurav Sharma at the Malviya Nagar Police Station in Delhi.
Members of the People For Animal found the video and reported it to the police.
Atul Thakur, the DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police), said that they received a complaint against Gaurav.
DCP Atul said:
The complainant alleged that a person by the name of Gaurav Sharma had made a video where they were seen to have tied their pet dog with helium balloons and later they let loose the balloons thereby making the dog fly in the air and hence, risking its life. Accused Gaurav Sharma is a resident of Panchsheel Vihar in Malviya Nagar. He told that he is a YouTuber and he made this video for that purpose only.
Gaurav has been charged under Sections 188, 269, 34 of the Animal Cruelty Act.
An official investigation has been launched by the authorities.
After sharing the video on social media, Gaurav took it down and shared another video on their YouTube Channel, where they apologised for what they have done.
They said in the video:
I got influenced by videos from abroad and I deeply apologise if anyone is hurt looking at the video of Dollar. I will never do this again and would request others to not get influenced by this act. I love my dog Dollar a lot and would want everyone to look at the moments I share with Dollar ever since I brought him to my house.
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