LUCKNOW: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Monday arrested a man for performing a dance in a teddy bear outfit at a railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur.
A video of the act had gone viral on social media.
The arrested man has been identified as Sunil Kumar (22). He has 1,600 followers on his YouTube channel and Instagram account called ‘Teddy Godfather’.
The accused, a resident of Kundaghat under Shahpur police station, has been booked under railway act 145 (nuisance).
According to the RPF, the video of Sunil Kumar’s act was shot by bystanders on Sunday afternoon, when he jumped a manned level crossing as express and freight trains were passing by.
“Sunil not only violated railway norms but also risked his life. He was arrested by sub-inspector Deepak of Gorakhpur Cantt railway station RPF post,” said Chandar Mohan Mishra, senior commandant of the northeastern railway (NER).
The accused earns a living by playing the role of a teddy bear at children’s birthday parties, fairs, and public parks, often at the request of young couples.





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