Airline employee molests junior at Mumbai airport

Published: September 14, 2017
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A 4o-year-old man employed by a private airline allegedly molested his junior, a 29-year-old woman, at a domestic airport in Mumbai last month.

The victim filed an FIR last week with the airport police station but as the accused is in the hospital for pain in his backbone, he could not be arrested, reports Hindustan Times.

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According to the airport police, the incident took place around 1:30pm on August 26 in the store room of the private airline’s office on the ground floor of the domestic airport in Vile Parle (East). The woman, who works as a customer security executive, had gone to the store room to put away some stuff a passenger had left behind. When she was returning, the accused came from behind and hugged her. He told her he wanted to be with her, the police shared.

The woman then raised an alarm and rushed out of the store room. She wrote an email to the airline’s main office registering her complaint against the man.

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“The accused who works as a senior manager was summoned to the Delhi office last week. On his return from Delhi he complained of unbearable pain in his backbone owing to the flight travel and was admitted to a hospital in Mulund,” said a police official from airport police station.

On September 7, the woman filed an FIR under section 354 A and D of the Indian Penal Code for sexual harassment and stalking against him at the airport police station. The police official added, “As he is admitted in the hospital, we can’t arrest him. We will wait till he gets discharged.”

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