Shankar Mishra, accused of urinating on a woman on a flight, banned for 4 months by Air India. Air India has banned Shankar Mishra from flying for four months, ANI reported. Mishra is accused of urinating on a woman co-passenger onboard a flight in November last year. The incident happened on an Air India flight from New York to Delhi on November 26, 2022. Man urinated on female passenger banned 4 months by Air India.
Shankar Mishra was arrested by Delhi police from Bengaluru on January 6, 2023. Mishra had allegedly urinated on a 70-year-old woman in an intoxicated condition in business class of an Air India flight on November 26 last year. Delhi Police had registered the First Information Report (FIR) against him on January 4 on a complaint given by the woman to Air India under sections 354, 509, and 510 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 23 of the Indian Aircraft Act.
Both the accused and the victim are from outside Delhi. US-based financial services company Wells Fargo also terminated its employee Shankar Mishra after the entire incident. A case was registered against Mishra under Indian Penal Code sections 294 (obscene act in public place), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 510 (misconduct in public by a drunken person) as well as under Aircraft Rules.
Mishra was nabbed from Bengaluru on January 7 after evading arrest for days. In his first statement, Mishra had said that he paid compensation to the woman and the matter was settled. Later, during a court hearing, Mishra’s lawyer alleged that the woman had urinated on herself. Mishra’s lawyer claimed that the elderly woman urinated on herself owing to her health conditions. His advocate told the court that the woman had been a Bharatnatyam dancer for over 30 years and it was normal for them to have urinary incontinence.
“I’m not the accused. There must be someone else. It seems she herself urinated. She was suffering from some disease, which several ‘Bharatanatyam dancers’ seem to suffer from. It was not me. The seating system was such that no one could go to her seat,” Mishra told the court. Mishra is accused of walking over to the woman’s seat, unzipping his trousers, flashing his private body parts and urinating on her.
As per the woman’s complaint, Mishra continued standing at the elderly person’s seat while his body parts were exposed. He was asked to leave by another passenger. The incident came to light after the aggrieved woman passenger wrote to Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekharan expressing her disappointment by stating that the cabin crew were highly insensitive towards the situation.
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