Man Arrested For Allegedly Molesting Teen Actress On Flight

Businessman jailed in Mumbai on Sunday reportedly on molesting Dangal girl on board a flight from Delhi to Mumbai on Saturday night, police said.17-year-old actress, in an Instagram post, had reported that the traveller, who was sitting behind her, was rubbing his foot on her back and neck while she was half sleeping. Zaira posted a video on the Instagram platform a little after midnight, in which she explained the torturing incident on board an Air Vistara flight, tears running down her cheeks.

The man has been detained name, Vikash Sachdev. Deputy Commissioner of Police Anil Kumbhare said he will be produced in court on Monday.The man was charged and arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act or POCSO besides other sections of the law, senior police officer Lata Shirsat said."So, I just landed and you know the whole irony of this is that the guy... this is not done at all. This is not the way, this is not a girl should be made to feel because this is terrible. Is this how they are doing to take care of girls? No one will help us if we don't decide to help ourselves. This is the worst thing," she said, voice quivering, in the Instagram live video.

Zaira Wasim said I tried to click the photo of the man from my mobile camera, but couldn't get a clear shot due to low lights.

"Managed to get this (shot of the molester's foot). The lights were dimmed so it was even worse.He continued for another 10 minutes and then I was quite sure of it. That man keep on nudging my shoulder and continued to move his foot up and down my back and neck," she posted, also slamming the airline saying, "Slow claps for Vistara's crew guys! Wonderful!" she wrote.

Air Vistara has said it is carrying out a detailed investigation into the case and a prelim report has been submitted to aviation regulator DGCA. The airline has apologised.

 

 

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