On November 26, another male passenger urinated on a female passenger on an Air India flight from New York’s JFK International Airport to New Delhi. Mumbai Police arrested the man from Bengaluru, India on Friday night. A case has been registered against him under sections 354, 294, 509, 510 of the Indian Penal Code.
According to Indian news media NDTV, the name of the detained person is Shankar Mishra (34). After his arrest, a Delhi court ordered him to be remanded in judicial custody for 14 days straight away. The court said there is no need to take the police into custody for questioning.
Shankar Mishra kept his head under wraps since the incident came to light. He ran away from Delhi and went into hiding, completely cutting off communication. He used to work in an American company called Wells Fargo. He was also expelled from the workplace. A look out notice was also issued in the name of Shankar Misrar.
Mishra’s lawyer alleged that after the incident, the woman gave compensation of 15 thousand rupees to the passenger. Shankar’s lawyer raised questions about his attitude as the woman passenger lodged a complaint even after that. He also complained that the incident is being presented in a one-sided manner. Shankar Mishra’s lawyer Ishani Sharma has raised questions on social media as to why no eyewitnesses were found. He claimed that since his client was incoherent and almost unconscious from drinking, he could not remember exactly what had happened.
The victim passenger wrote a letter to Tata Chairman N Chandrasekhar narrating the entire incident. After this, Air India started investigating the incident. According to reports, the incident took place on AI-102 flight. After takeoff from New York airport, lunch is served to the passengers. After that, turning off the aircraft lights to allow the passengers to rest. After that, the accused person urinated in front of the old woman’s seat.
The victim complained to the crew about it. He said his clothes, shoes and bag were soaked in urine. The crew gave the female passenger a set of clothes and slippers. After that, the woman had to sit next to the accused. There were no other seats available on the flight.
When the incident came to light, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation issued a notice to Air India, the operator of the flight. Air India responded to the notice on Thursday. It details what happened on the flight from New York to Delhi on November 26.