Airhostess alleges pilots attacked her inside cockpit
A 24-year-old airhostess with Air India has alleged that she was beaten up and molested by the pilot and a co-pilot on the Sharjah-Lucknow-Delhi flight on Saturday.delhi Updated: Oct 04, 2009 00:42 IST
A 24-year-old airhostess with Air India has alleged that she was beaten up and molested by the pilot and a co-pilot on the Sharjah-Lucknow-Delhi flight on Saturday.
In her complaint to the police the victim claimed she was “abused and pushed” by the two pilots inside the cockpit when she refused to grant them “personal favours”.
The incident took place in the cockpit of the Air India flight that was coming from Sharjah in UAE, the complaint said.
The flight arrived in Delhi around 2 am on Saturday.
The victim lodged a complaint at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) after the flight landed.
The airhostess was then sent for medical examination where it was confirmed that she had “simple injuries”.
“Based on her complaint we have registered a case. Her medical records said she was injured,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (operations).
“She claimed that the two pilots called her in the cockpit and picked up a fight with her. When she refused to budge, they physically assaulted her,” said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity, as he isn’t authorised to speak to media. “They verbally abused her too.”
A case of hurt, molestation and outraging the modesty of a woman has been registered at the Palam Airport police station. Police said the victim airhostess was traumatised after the incident.
“We have recorded her statement and are investigating the matter,” said the officer.