Air India Crew Forced Victim To Speak To Peeing Passenger

| Updated: January 6, 2023 1:32 pm

The man who allegedly urinated on a Woman co-passenger on an Air India flight in November apologised to her and pleaded with her not to file a complaint, saying he didn’t want the incident to have an impact on his wife and child.

The Delhi Police on Wednesday registered an FIR against the accused based on the victim’s complaint to Air India. 

According to the First Information Report (FIR), the victim alleged that despite her unwillingness, she was forced to confront the accused and negotiate with him, further disorientating her. 

On November 26, shortly after lunch was served and the lights were switched off on board AI 102, the inebriated male passenger seated in Business Class seat 8A walked to the elderly woman’s seat, unzipped his pants and urinated on her, the FIR stated. 

He kept standing there until the person sitting next to the woman told him to go back, at which point he staggered back to his seat. “I immediately got up to notify the stewardess of what had happened. My clothes, shoes and bag were soaked in urine. The bag contained my passport, travel documents and currency. The flight staff refused to touch them, sprayed my bag and shoes with disinfectant, and took me to the bathroom and gave me a set of airline pyjamas and socks. 

The victim quoted as saying in the FIR that  “I asked the staff for a change of seat but was told that no other seats were available. However, another business class passenger who had witnessed my plight and was advocating for me pointed out that there were seats available in first class.”

The FIR stated that  After standing for 20 minutes, the victim was offered a small seat used by airline staff where she sat for about two hours. She was then asked to return to her own seat. When she refused, the victim was offered the steward’s seat for the rest of the journey.

Later, the flight staff informed the victim that the offender wanted to apologise to her. 

In response, she said that she did not wish to interact with him or see his face and wanted him to be arrested on arrival. 

 “…However, the crew brought the offender before me against my wishes and we were made to sit opposite each other in the crew seats. I was stunned when he started crying and profusely apologising to me, begging me not to lodge a complaint against him because he is a family man and did not want his wife and child to be affected by this incident. 

The FIR stated that “In my already distraught state, I was further disoriented by being made to confront and negotiate with the perpetrator of the horrific incident in close quarters.” A lookout circular has been issued against the accused to prevent him from fleeing the country, the police said, adding that efforts were being taken to nab him.

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