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Passenger strips naked, attacks stewardess on flight from Malaysia: Report

The Bangladesh passenger, who has been arrested, took his clothes off and started watching pornography on his laptop shortly after the Malindo Air flight departed from Kuala Lumpur.

world Updated: Mar 05, 2018 15:19 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Kuala Lumpur
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The airline, a Malaysian subsidiary of an Indonesian company, said in a statement that a “disruptive passenger” was tied up on the flight to Dhaka.(Representative Photo)

A Bangladeshi passenger who reportedly stripped naked and attacked a stewardess during a flight from Malaysia has been arrested, Malindo Air said on Monday.

Shortly after the flight departed from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, the 20-year-old took his clothes off and started watching pornography on his laptop, local media reported.

The man, a student at a Malaysian university, initially put his clothes back on at the request of cabin crew, the New Straits Times newspaper reported.

But he then tried to hug female crew members, and when his advances were rejected he became aggressive and attacked a stewardess, the paper said.

The cabin crew and passengers reportedly managed to subdue him and his hands were tied up with a piece of cloth for the rest of the flight.

There was no indication as to why he was acting strangely.

The airline, a Malaysian subsidiary of an Indonesian company, declined to confirm all the details but said in a statement that a “disruptive passenger” was tied up on the flight to Dhaka, and was arrested on arrival.

First Published: Mar 05, 2018 15:00 IST