A 32-year-old airport employee was arrested on Thursday for allegedly molesting a woman outside Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
The 40-year-old woman said she was waiting for her brother outside the airport on Thursday night when she noticed a man staring at her.
“When she objected, the man started abusing her and held her hand. She raised an alarm and other passengers nabbed the accused and beat him up. A police team reached the spot and arrested the man,” said a senior police officer.
The accused has been identified as Shravan, a resident of Mangolpuri in Outer Delhi.
He is employed with a ground handling company at the airport.
The woman, who had landed in Delhi from Dubai by an IndiGo flight, claimed that the Uber cab rape incident had shaken her and so she had decided not to take a taxi alone.
“We have collected CCTV footage from nearby areas. Initially, no one helped the woman but later when she entered into an argument with the accused, others intervened,” the officer added.
A video that has surfaced on the internet shows the woman beating the accused, who appeared to be drunk. The woman is seen shouting at police personnel present at the spot for not taking any action.
A case has been registered under sections 354 (assault or criminal force against a woman with the intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of Indian Penal Code. The accused was produced before the court, which sent him to Tihar Jail.