An inebriated man allegedly urinated on the seat of a woman passenger on board an Air India international flight AI 102 on Thursday when it was on its way to New Delhi from New York.
Following the incident, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has sought a report from the national carrier.
Indrani Ghosh, daughter of the woman passenger, took to Twitter on Friday evening and narrated the incident saying her mother had to face extreme shock and trauma. She tagged Union ministers Suresh Prabhu and Sushma Swaraj in the tweet alongside the national carrier Air India.
“@Suresh Prabhu, @Sushma Swaraj @Air India. 30th Aug AI102 JFK to Delhi, seat36D. My mother travelling alone had to face extreme shock and trauma when a drunk passenger post dinner service fumbled across to her seat, removed his pants and urinated on her seat! Please look into urgently,” she tweeted.
The daughter alleged that the Air India only changed the seat of her mother and no other action was taken.
In a response to a tweet from activist Kavita Krishnan, the daughter said, “My mother while waiting in her wheelchair at Delhi airport (for her connecting flight), saw him (the accused passenger) walk away.”
Following the incident, junior aviation minister Jayant Sinha directed Air India to follow up the matter immediately and report back to the ministry and the aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
“@airindiain please follow up immediately and report back to MoCA/DGCA. Very unfortunate that your mother had to go through this harrowing experience,” Mr Sinha said in his tweet.