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Harassed by Pakistani coworkers in Dubai, man strips mid-air on flight home, held

Air India in-charge in Lucknow, Shakeel Ahmed, said, “The man after being detained by the authorities revealed that he had been harassed by his Pakistani coworkers in Dubai who far outnumbered him as he was the only Indian there.”

india Updated: Dec 31, 2018 07:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Air India passenger,Passenger strips on board,Unruly flyer
The man later apologised for his act and his family members took him away after the Air India security verified his credentials.(REUTERS/Representative image)

A passenger on-board the Air India flight IX-194 from Dubai to Lucknow left the crew and the other 150 passengers in shock when he began stripping mid-air.

The male passenger in his mid-thirties then proceeded to walk up and down the aisle nude.

One passenger who was on the flight and saw the entire incident said, “As soon as the aircraft crew saw him walking nude, they pounced on him and wrapped him in a blanket. Initially, the man resisted but the staff managed to overpower him.”

Two crew members forcibly covered him and kept him seated at his seat while flight carried on towards Lucknow.

Air India in-charge in Lucknow, Shakeel Ahmed, said, “The man after being detained by the authorities revealed that he had been harassed by his Pakistani coworkers in Dubai who far outnumbered him as he was the only Indian there. He said he was mercilessly beaten by the Pakistanis and tortured to go back. In frustration, he had resigned and was returning to India.”

He said, “The man later apologised for his act and his family members took him away after the Air India security verified his credentials. The passenger has now been put the watchlist of the airline.”

First Published: Dec 30, 2018 16:35 IST