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UP woman constable, who flaunted revolver on Instagram, resigns after trolling

Friday, 3 September 2021 (20:57 IST)
Agra: Priyanka Mishra, a constable with the Agra police, who was sent to the lines after she posted her video on Instagram, wherein she is flashing a revolver while in her uniform, resigned from her job here on Friday.

She told local reporters that she was being trolled heavily after her video was posted and she was extremely upset about it. "If people are so angry with me, I would prefer to quit my job," she told reporters on Friday. Her resignation, sent to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Muniraj G, has not yet been accepted.

Constable Priyanka Mishra had apparently shot the video inside a police station and posted it on social media. In the clip, posted a week ago, she is seen lip-syncing a dialogue -- spoken by a male in Hindi -- that appears to laud what is described as Uttar Pradesh's culture of "rangbaazi (show-off)". The speaker seeks to compare the state's perceived notoriety with that of Punjab and Haryana, before suggesting that children as young as five years old have access to guns in the state.

"Haryana, Punjab toh bekaar hi badnaam hai. Aao kabhi Uttar Pradesh. Rangbaazi kya hoti hai hum tumhe batate hain naa gunday pe gaana banaate hain, naa gaadi pe Jat-Gujjar likhaate hain. Humare yahan 5-5 saal ke launde katta chalaate hain (Haryana and Punjab unnecessarily have a bad name ... Come to UP. Neither do we glorify crime with songs, nor do we display our caste on our cars. In UP, kids as young as five know how to use guns)," the dialogue goes.

Priyanka Mishra, originally a resident of Kanpur, became a constable in the police department in 2020. She paid a heavy price for posting a video on Instagram with her revolver as she was sent to the Reserve Police Lines immediately after the video went viral and a probe was ordered in the matter. (UNI)

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