Bangladeshi held at Mumbai airport for harassing Indigo air hostesses

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 22, 2016 12:58 IST
A file photo of IndiGo Airlines A320 aircraft parked on the tarmac at Bengaluru International Airport in Bangalore. (REUTERS)

A Bangladeshi national was on Friday arrested at the domestic airport in Mumbai for allegedly harassing air hostesses on board an Indigo flight.

The incident took place on the Kolkata-Mumbai Indigo flight 6E 326. When the air hostesses were serving, four passengers started taking their pictures with mobile phones, a co-passenger said.

As they kept taking pictures despite being requested not to do so, the air-hostesses approached the pilot, following which their mobile phones were confiscated by a crew member, he said.

The airport control room was also informed, and upon landing, security held three of them, while one managed to escape, he said.

DCP Virendra Mishra said based on the complaint filed by one of the air-hostesses, only one passenger, Ashim Bhumik (38), a Bangladeshi national, was arrested under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent of modesty) of IPC.

Indigo’s spokesperson was not available for comments.

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