Highly popular PubG player and YouTuber MADAN OP
YouTuber and popular PUBG player Madan Kumar, booked for uploading obscene content online, was arrested by the cybercrime wing of the city police Friday from a hideout in Dharmapuri. Madan’s wife Kruthika was arrested from Salem a couple of days ago.
The couple was allegedly running YouTube channels where online gaming videos with obscene and abusive conversations Madan had with women and minor children were being uploaded. Kruthika was the administrator of these channels. Police seized laptops, tablets, mobile phones from their residence in Chennai.
A native of Salem, Madan had been running the channels and monetizing them from Chennai.
Madan aka Madan OP enjoys a cult following among youngsters, mostly below 18. With 776K subscribers on YouTube and more than 100K subscribers on Toxic Madan 18+, Madan live-streamed videos of his gameplay were regularly uploaded.
The channel which was started by Madan in 2019 to provide strategy, tricks to play the now-banned PUBG mobile game attracted huge traction due to Madan’s obscene commentary on women during the gameplay.
After PUBG was banned in India, Madan used VPN technology to live-stream his gameplay videos.
Based on a complaint from a resident of Vadapalani, Abishek Ravi, the city police registered a case against Madan and his wife. It is learnt that The Tamil Nadu State Commission for Protection of Child Rights also received numerous complaints about this channel. During the course of the investigation, the police had received close to 160 complaints in connection with the case.
According to reports, Madan has been booked under Sections including 509, 294 (b) of the IPC, and other sections of the IT Act. Madan will be brought to Chennai where the police would be conducting further inquiries. Apart from Kruthika, voices of other women were also heard in the videos and the police are investigating whether there are more people associated with Madan.
PUBG Toxic Madan Arrested in Dharmapuri by Special Branch Police
Madan’s wife Krithika
who was the administrator of the case, was arrested and jailed by the Central Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday.
In this situation, it was revealed in the investigation that PUBG Madan ran a non-vegetarian restaurant in Ambattur under the name of a luxury hero and then escaped without giving a loan to the owner.
Only then did it become known that Madan had called Krithika and gone into hiding as her parents did not consent to the marriage. It was only after this that the investigation revealed that Madan started YouTube with his wife Krithika without showing his identity and became a PUBG Madan by amassing millions by talking obscenely about the PUBG online game.
Not only this, PUBG Madan is using 3 SIM cards to upload video. It was also revealed that the game was broadcast using a VPN server, including the banned PUBG, to increase the number of followers.
Following this, the police have sent the cell phone and laptop used for uploading to the cyber laboratory. They are also investigating whether Madan is involved in money laundering activities with the girls.