A local court in Palghar, Maharashtra ordered three people to clean the Vasai railway station for three days, on 9 August, for posting a video that showed them performing the "Kiki challenge" on a moving train, PTI reported.
The viral Kiki challenge involves jumping out of a moving vehicle and dancing to rapper Drake's song "In My Feelings".
The video, shot by Shyam Sharma (24), Dhruv (23), and Nishant (20) at Western Railway's Vasai station, had gone viral on social media after it was uploaded a week ago and had been viewed over 2.1 million times since.
A senior Railway Protection Force official said that they were arrested and produced in Vasai railway court which ordered them to clean the local railway station for three consecutive days and also inform passengers to desist from stunts like the Kiki challenge.
"The railway court ordered that the three men would clean all platforms of Vasai station from 11 am to 2 pm and then, between 3 pm to 5 pm, will create awareness among commuters of the dangers of stunts like the Kiki challenge," the official said.
"We arrested Shyam Sharma from a mall yesterday and he revealed the whereabouts of the other two, who too were arrested soon after. Sharma has previously worked in television serials while the other two have a channel on YouTube," the official said.
They had been arrested under sections 145 B (indecency or nuisance), 147 (entering railway premises or damaging property) 154 (endangering safety of passengers) and 156 (performing stunts) of the Indian Railway Act, he said.
Under the sections they could face a jail term of up to one year and a fine of Rs. 500, the official added.
Earlier, the police from several states, including Mumbai, had cautioned people against taking the Kiki challenge since it poses a danger to their lives as well as that of others.
Twitter users were all for this punishment. Here’s how they reacted:
Awesome.. this is the penalty that needs to be served to all civic disobedient..— SSM (@i_m_ssm) August 9, 2018
Appreciate judgement by court— Ajay Bokade (@BokadeAjay) August 9, 2018
Brilliant punishment!! Never understood this brainless #KikiChallenge.— Khaleesi (@inshia1) August 10, 2018
Why put your life in danger for likes and views?
"Three men to clean train station as punishment for In My Feelings challenge" https://t.co/ntBnCrbEVV
“No Better Way to Teach Them a Lesson..”
There could have been no better way to trach them a lesson, "Three men to clean train station as punishment for In My Feelings challenge" https://t.co/fHhagRHg0E— Navin Modi (@navin_modi) August 10, 2018
Great news.. What a waste of time on the dumbest game, good to know he will be now investing his time in some good cause!?— Varnika Chopra (@Varnika_Chopra) August 10, 2018
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With inputs from PTI.
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