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Two men held for ‘repeatedly touching’ woman on Delhi-Mumbai flight

Mumbai city news: The accused, Arshad Ahmed Mohammad, 36, and Faizan Farooque ,32, had seats behind the woman and they touched her repeatedly.

mumbai Updated: Jul 06, 2017 17:15 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Minutes before the flight was to land, the lights went off and one of them touched her inappropriately.
Minutes before the flight was to land, the lights went off and one of them touched her inappropriately.(HT File)

Mumbai : Two men were arrested for allegedly molesting a 28-year-old housewife who was travelling from Delhi to Mumbai on a low-cost flight on Tuesday, said the Airport police.

The woman lives in Delhi.

The incident took place between 7.30pm and 8.30pm. The accused, Arshad Ahmed Mohammad, 36, and Faizan Farooque ,32, had seats behind the woman. Both are businessmen and live in Malegaon, Nashik

One of them allegedly touched her hand from behind. She ignored it but minutes later, the man touched her again.

Minutes before the flight was to land, the lights went off and one of them touched her inappropriately. When the lights were back on, the woman looked behind her for the harasser but the men had changed their seats.

The woman alerted the cabin crew. The pilot informed the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), who detained the two men. They were handed over to the Airport police.

The woman got married recently and did not want to file an FIR initially because she did not want to go ahead with the court proceedings. However, she went ahead with the FIR.

Mohammad and Farooque have been booked under sections 354 (criminal force on a woman outraging her modesty) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.