Man arrested for harassing woman, masturbating mid-air in Delhi-bound IndiGo flight

Delhi Police has arrested a 56-year-old man at Indira Gandhi International Airport for allegedly harassing a 44-year-old woman sitting next to him by unzipping his pants and masturbating on an IndiGo flight heading to New Delhi from Hyderabad.

The Hyderabadi woman on Sunday filed a complaint against a man for allegedly mistreating her. After informing the flight attendants about the incident, she got her seats changed

In her complaint, the woman alleged that shortly after she took her seat in the flight, her co-passenger started making obscene gestures at her.

She lodged a formal complaint as soon as the flight landed at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

The man, identified as Rohini resident Ramesh Chand, was arrested under sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 345A (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Domestic Airport Police Station.

 
With inputs from ANI



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