The police are worried about an Internet challenge thrown by Canadian rapper Drake, which involves jumping out of a moving car and dancing alongside it to his song ‘In My Feelings’.
The police in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chandigarh have issued advisories highlighting the risks involved in the challenge.
Posting a picture of a man dancing on the road alongside an ambulance with its doors open, the Delhi police tweeted on Tuesday, “Dancing on the roads can open new doors for you.”
“Dance on the floors, not on the roads! #KikiChallenge is not worth the fun.#InMyFeelings Keep #Delhi roads safe for all,” it said.
The Chandigarh police warned the young people from taking the Kiki dance challenge.
“Youngsters should desist from taking the Kiki challenge. It may look exciting but is indeed dangerous,” Chandigarh senior superintendent of police Shashank Anand told PTI on Tuesday.
He said the police would take strict action against those who were found involved in taking up the dance challenge.
The SSP maintained that violators will be issued a challan and their vehicles will be impounded.
Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh police also issued a cautionary tweet.
“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 (sic),” read the
UP police tweet.
Some videos of the challenge, uploaded on the Internet, show oblivious dancers crashing into poles, tripping on potholes and even falling out of cars.
One video shows a dancing woman’s handbag being stolen. Another shows a man getting hit by a car.
On July 26, the Mumbai police had also warned people against taking part in the challenge and risking one’s life and also the lives of others.
Bengalureans have also been cautioned against taking part in the challenge.