An FIR has been filed and a manhunt has been launched to find the businessman who urinated on a fellow passenger on a New York-Delhi Air India flight, according to Delhi Police officials.
On November 26, a drunken male passenger urinated on a female co-passenger on a flight from New York to Delhi. Shekhar Mishra has been identified as the suspect.
Based on the victim’s complaint to the airline, a case was filed against the accused under the Indian Penal Code and the Aircraft Rules.
He has been charged under several sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 294 (obscene act in a public place), 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 509 (word, gesture, or act intended to insult a woman’s modesty), and 510 (misconduct in public by a drunken person).
“We’ve formed multiple teams to track down the accused passenger, and he’ll be arrested soon,” said a senior police officer.
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Air India has barred the accused passenger from flying for 30 days and formed an internal panel to investigate whether there were any lapses on the part of the crew in dealing with the situation. Besides, the DGCA, the aviation regulator, has sought a report from the airline on the incident and will “take action against those found negligent”.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women has requested that Air India Chairman N Chandrasekaran intervene in the matter and that Delhi Police provide a detailed action taken report within seven days.