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Why Is Arrest Lucknow Girl Trending On Twitter Today? All About The Case

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Why is Arrest Lucknow girl trending on Twitter? A viral video of a woman slapping a cab driver in the middle of a road at Lucknow city’s Kesari Kheda traffic crossing is doing rounds on social media. The undated video was first shared on Twitter by a handle named Megh Updates where we can see a girl beating a taxi driver in the presence of police and causing a massive traffic jam. After the video went viral, # arrestLucknowgirl began trending on Twitter with widespread criticism for the girl’s alleged behaviour alongside demands of legal action against her.

As per a report by India Today, an FIR has been lodged against the woman.

Megh Updates first shared the now viral video on Twitter, also claiming that the woman allegedly damaged the driver’s phone without giving him any specific reasons.

People in the background of the video can be heard saying, “yeh ladki badtameez hai (mannerless), itte der takk koi ladka ladki ko maarta toh fir log kya karte? (if it was a guy in the girl’s place, would this have gone on for this long?)” The girl is seen dragging the driver by his collar and hitting him and he can be seen trying to come in front of the camera and saying, “Aaplog mahila police bulaye, ” requesting bystanders to call female cops to the scene.

As the hashtag has been trending on microblogging site Twitter, over 1 lakh people have tweeted about the incident.

In another tweet, an update was also added to the incident, claiming that even the person who came to rescue the cab driver was also assaulted, ang the woman can be heard saying that the cabbie’s car allegedly hit her.

Social media is now demanding an investigation into the assault case. “Everyone has the right to get equal justice,” one user wrote. The video shows that the incident took place at a zebra crossing making the traffic stop and leading to a massive traffic jam. Even though the traffic police personnel tried to reason with the woman, she continued slapping and thrashing the cab driver in the middle of the road.

Another user tweeted, “‘I’ve seen the complete video and it was clearly seen that girl was beating up the cab driver in middle of the road, irrespective of the reason. Now police filed a complaint against that cab driver. Strange (sic)!,” along with the hashtag #ArrestLucknowGirl. A third said, “On one side our indian girls making proud our india & on other side these type of girls making us shame (sic).”

One person wrote, “Calling out feminists to support the cab driver in #Lucknow Assault case! He may not be famous but while men support feminist movements, men also deserve full support where warranted (sic).”

There is still no clarity or statement from either of the parties involved on what led to the assault. Many social media users claimed that in spite of being a victim of assault, an FIR was filed against the cab driver and not the girl. Some also said that the girl has refused to file an FIR against the cabbie. There has been no official statement made by the police so far whether an FIR has been lodged in the case or not.

Feature Image Credit: Megh Updates/Twitter


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