Police at Mumbai airport sent a 31-year man in jail on Friday for blinking and improperly touching a co-passenger on a Bangalore-Mumbai flight on June 27.
The defendant has been identified as Sabeen Hamza, and was reserved in section 354, 354 (1) (A) and 509 of the IPC, which deals with violence and outragant the modesty of a woman.
Citing police sources, the Times of India reported that the passenger, who was asleep on Tuesday morning, woke up suddenly when he felt Hamza tampering improperly.
After that, the woman raised an alarm when she saw Hamza try to slip his pants.
The reports add that they warn the Hamza crew and then it is transmitted to airport security after the plane landed in Mumbai.
Security agents and central industrial security forces (FISC) took Hamza to the airport police station, where he was officially detained.
The name of the airline is still unclear.
This incident occurs just two weeks after a man aboard an indigo flight from Hyderabad to Delhi, was surprised to masturbate.
The incident came to light after a co-passenger sitting next to him, complained to the crew.
The man, identified as Ramesh Chand, was handed over to the police and detained after the flight to Delhi.
When the woman alerted the crew, she was assigned to a different seat, and the man asked her to clean the toilet.
The Delhi police had charged under section 509 (word, gesture or act designed to insult a woman’s modesty) and 345A (sexual harassment) of the CIA.
The first high-level incident took place in 2006, while Kerala Minister PWD, PJ Joseph, was forced to resign after a woman accused him of facing her on a plane.
The woman had claimed that she was repeatedly beaten by Joseph, sitting in the seat behind her, when the plane was in the air.
These types of harassment incidents are seemingly common, while TNM had already spoken to several flight attendants, who recounted their version of frequently occurring outdoor incidents.