The Jaipur Police may have used the picture of a Kochi man with a garland around it to warn the youth against the dangers of participating in the Kiki challenge on social media, but there's one small problem: The man is still alive.
According to a report in The Times of India, the individual in question, 30-year Jawahar Subhash Chandra, has been receiving calls from friends and relatives to enquire about his health. “Though initially shocked, I am happy that the image for a social purpose to create awareness against a game that can take life,” the report quoted him as saying. The Jaipur Police's tweet used a picture of Jawahar for which he'd modelled in 2008, according to the report.
Responding to the use of Jawahar's image, Commissioner Sanjay Agarwal told Decccan Chronicle that their social media team did nothing wrong. “It is not illegal. Our social media team has bought the photo from a website," he told the newspaper.
The Jaipur Police had tweeted:
Don't challenge death. Be wise - keep away from silly stunts & advise your friends as well to stay safe.#InOurFeelings #KikiKills #InMyFeeling #KikiChallenge #JaipurPolice #SafeJaipur pic.twitter.com/9TdYo0CKQa
— Jaipur Police (@jaipur_police) July 30, 2018
The dance challenge involves jumping out of a moving car and dancing alongside it to Canadian rapper Drake's latest song, 'In My Feelings'. In view of the trend, several police agencies across the country issued warning advisories on their social media platforms.
Kiki might not, But #PunjabPolice has a lot of love for its citizens.
Which is why we challenge you to do the smart thing and not dance in the middle of the road with the car door open.
— Punjab Police (@PunjabPolice) August 1, 2018
Dear Parents, whether Kiki loves your child or not, we are sure you do! So please stand by your kids in all the challenges in life except #kikichallenge . #KiKiHardlyAChallenge #InMyFeelingsChallenge #UPPolice pic.twitter.com/RyTvoChJFa — UP POLICE (@Uppolice) July 30, 2018
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Updated Date: Aug 02, 2018 23:48:23 IST