Victim complained to Tata group chairman, then Air India lodged FIR
Drunk urinated on an elderly woman in flight: Victim complained to Tata group chairman, then Air India lodged FIR
A man on board an Air India flight urinated on an elderly woman travelling in business class. The incident is on November 26 last year. The airline did not take any action on this incident. The elderly woman complained to the chairman of the Tata Group, then the airline officials became active and lodged an FIR with the Delhi Police and banned the accused from travelling by air till the investigation was completed.
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has sought a report of the incident from the airline after the matter came under discussion. DGCA said- We are seeking a report from the airline and will take action against those who are negligent.
Air India filed a complaint with the Delhi Police on 28 December. It states that the flight was coming to Delhi from John F Kennedy International Airport in New York. Following the incident, Air India formed an internal committee, which recommended placing the accused passenger on the no-fly list.
Air India spokesperson has said that the passenger has been banned from travelling for 30 days. Further action will be taken if found guilty.
According to reports, the flight was dimly lit after lunch. Some people felt that the man was urinating on the woman. Not only this, but even after this the man did not move till another passenger asked him to leave.
On the other hand, the woman told the crew that her clothes, shoes and bag were soaked in urine, then the crew member gave her clothes and slippers and asked her to return to her seat. Whereas, after the plane landed in Delhi, the accused passenger got out without taking any action.
According to a Times of India report, the incident came to light when the victim woman wrote a letter to Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran. The woman wrote in the letter that she did not want to sit in the dirty seat. So he was given another seat. After an hour he was asked to return to his seat. His seat was covered with sheets, but there was a foul smell of urine.
The woman alleges that she was not given another cabin seat earlier despite several business-class seats being vacant. The crew sprayed disinfectant there, but the woman protested to take the same seat, then she was given another seat.