Nagpur: Police have arrested a 19-year-old man in Nagpur for allegedly cutting cakes with a sword as part of his birthday celebrations, an official said. Also Read - No Mask, No Social Distancing: Mumbai Man Cuts Birthday Cake With Sword in Presence of 30 Friends, Arrested | Watch

The action was taken by the Nagpur police’s crime branch after photos of the accused using the sword to cut the cakes went viral on social media, he said.

“Accused Nikhil Patel celebrated his birthday on October 21. In the early morning hours that day, he and his friends brought four large cakes as part of the celebrations. Patel then took out a sword and cut all the cakes in the presence of his friends,” the official from Pardi police station said on Thursday.

“The photos and videos of the act went viral on WhatsApp and other social media platforms. Following that, the crime branch raided Patel’s house and seized the sword and also arrested him,” he added.

An offence under relevant sections of the Arms Act and the Mumbai Police Act has been registered.

In a similar incident in July this year, a 25-year-old man called around 30 people to the terrace of his building in Mumbai’s Bandra to celebrate his birthday. In the video, Haris Khan was seen cutting 25 cakes with a sword, surrounded by guests and none of them was seen wearing a mask.