Complaints are pouring in against YouTuber Madan who has gained notoriety for online game videos featuring obscene conversations with underage children and women. Meanwhile, the Central Crime Branch Cyber Crime Wing arrested his 26-year-old wife Kruthika on Wednesday, who was a channel administrator.
Even though Madan, 29, is still at large, police arrested Kruthika after discovering that she spoke too often with Madan in obscene language in the videos. Following a complaint from PKAbishek Rabi, Vadapalani, the city police registered a case under the provisions of the Information Technology Act and the IPC against Madan and his wife, who are from Salem.
Police said Madhan and Kruthika are engineering graduates and have completed electronics and communications engineering. Madan is a full time YouTuber and has played banned PUBG video games using a VPN app with adults and then uploaded videos of these games to YouTube channels. He was teaching tricks to win games for children.
During the lockdown, many children were addicted to electronic gadgets and also online video games. His games appealed to young children of both sexes and he added obscene and abusive language. His channel was more successful and has more than 8 lakhs of subscribers. As it has more success and is popular among minors. All of his videos contain explicitly obscene words, police said.
Police picked up his wife and took her to Vengaivasal where the couple lived and recovered laptops, computers and cell phones from the house. She has been remanded in custody and a manhunt is underway to catch Madan.
A senior police officer said, “So far we have received 167 complaints across the state in relation to this matter. At least 20 people in the city emailed about it. Further investigation is underway.