An Indian man travelling from New York to Delhi on an American Airlines flight has been arrested at the Delhi airport for allegedly urinating on his co-passenger on Monday.
The airline staff claimed that the accused Indian passenger was under the influence of liquor and he urinated on his co-passenger during an argument.
The incident occurred on board American Airlines flight AA 292 and the alleged “unruly” passenger was apprehended by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) after the plane landed at the Delhi Airport around 9 pm on Sunday.
The airlines reported the matter to the Delhi airport before landing and both the passengers involved were later handed over to the Delhi Police. The victim passenger has filed a formal complaint.
Incidents of passengers allegedly urinating on co-passengers purportedly after consuming liquor have been reported recently.
Earlier on November 26, 2022, Air India flight, New York-New Delhi. A man allegedly urinates on a woman co-passenger. The Delhi Police files an FIR under Sections 354, 509 and 510 of the IPC.
The matter came to light in January and the Delhi police arrested the man a few days later. Air India imposed a 30-day travel ban on him.
The second such incident was reported 10 days later that is on December 6, 2022, on an Air India flight, Paris-Delhi. A drunk male passenger allegedly urinates on a woman passenger’s blanket. He is let off after a written apology.
On December 26, Thai Smile Airways, Bangkok-Kolkata flight. A video goes viral showing a man being slapped by a few co-passengers. The passenger claims he was roughed up just before the plane took off.
Similarly, a woman cabin crew member accuses two foreign passengers of making lewd remarks on January 5, on the Go First flight. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is notified about the incident. The passengers are handed over to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
On Indigo Flight, Delhi-Patna two inebriated passengers allegedly misbehave with an air hostess. This matter came to light on January 9 this year, they were arrested following a written complaint by IndiGo’s manager.
Two days later, on January 11, IGI Airport, Delhi, Jauhar Ali Khan, 39, is arrested for allegedly urinating at a gate in the departure area of Terminal 3 at IGI Airport. The Delhi police charge him under sections 294 and 510 of the IPC.
January 24, SpiceJet, Delhi-Hyderabad flight. One passenger is accused of behaving inappropriately with a cabin crew member. In a video shot by a co-passenger, few others are seen siding with the man. The said passenger and his co-passenger are handed over to the security team.