Who Is Lucknow Girl From Viral Video Seen Thrashing Cab Driver?

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A video of a girl assaulting a Lucknow cab driver for allegedly speeding at her at signal went viral recently. Following this incident, #ArrestLucknowGirl went viral. Priyadarshini Narayan Yadav Wiki Bio

The woman was later identified as Priyadarshini Narayan Yadav. In the viral video, she was seen thrashing the cab driver by dragging him by his collar and slapping him multiple times. She was also seen arguing with people who tried to stop her.

First shared by a Twitter handle called Megh Updates, netizens demanded justice for the cab driver and the arrest of the girl in this case.

Who Is Priyadarshini Narayan Yadav?

Born in Kesdi Kheda, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Yadav has done Bsc, Msc and M.Phil with few years of research experience.

In a statement, the 27-year-old woman said that she has also worked as a lecturer at the University of Lucknow. She has reportedly worked in a company that provides education to students internationally while she was in Delhi.

Some reports have claimed that Yadav works with the Bhartiya Janata Party and apart from that, is a part-time model. Her mother Sashikala Prasad is a member of the Samajwadi Party and is a social worker as well.


She said in a reported statement that she is currently undergoing mental illness treatment.

Lucknow Slapping Incident

Yadav claimed on social media that she noticed that the driver was on his phone and was intoxicated, hence, decided to teach him a lesson. She wrote, "I missed by the grace of God" and later added that she was beaten by 100 goons.

The cab driver, Sadat Ali has now threatened that he will end his life if Yadav is not arrested. He also alleged that Yadav took his money, damaged his car and broke his phone.

Ali added that he was locked up for a night after the incident and the police allegedly took his cab away too. He had to release the same after paying 10,000 rupees the next day.

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