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Air India flight hostess alleges molestation by pilot onboard, case lodged

A scuffle broke out between the complainant and the pilot onboard the flight last Friday. The woman then approached the Sahar police station in Mumbai and lodged a case against the pilot.

SNS | New Delhi |

An air hostess of Air India has alleged that she was molested on board by the pilot of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai flight on 4 May.

A police official said a scuffle broke out between the complainant and the pilot onboard the flight last Friday. The woman then approached the Sahar police station in Mumbai and lodged a case, police said.

“Based on her complaint, we have registered a case against the pilot under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC,” the police said, adding that investigations are underway.

As per NDTV news report, the woman also complained to senior Air India officials, and a thorough investigation is being done, both by the airline, as well as by the police.

“Since the matter is under investigation, we cannot make any comment. We will extend all co-operation to facilitate the process of investigation,” Air India said in a statement.

(With agency inputs)