Male passenger 'molests' female flight attendant on Dubai-Amritsar IndiGo flight, held

In the FIR, the airlines stated that Rajinder Singh started drinking alcohol immediately after boarding the flight

IndiGo Airlines
IndiGo Airlines

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A male passenger was arrested for allegedly molesting a female flight attendant on board a IndiGo Dubai-Amritsar flight in an inebriated state, police said on Monday.

Rajinder Singh, who hails from Kotli village of Jalandhar in Punjab, got into a heated argument with the air hostess and allegedly molested her on Saturday, police said.

"The air hostess brought the incident to the crew's notice. The accused was allegedly in a drunken state," police said.

The IndiGo crew members then notified the Amritsar control room about the matter and the assistant security manager of the airline lodged a police complaint.

The accused was arrested upon his arrival at the Shri Guru Ramdas ji International Airport here, they said.

Singh was booked under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code, police said.

In the First Information Report (FIR), the airlines said Singh started drinking alcohol immediately after boarding the flight—it said he began harassing the woman crew member and even got into an argument with her, raising his voice, and causing a commotion.

IndiGo stated it is fully cooperating with authorities and will take appropriate action against the passenger.

With PTI inputs

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