Passenger Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Air Hostess on Dubai-Amritsar Flight


In a distressing incident, a male passenger was apprehended for allegedly molesting a female crew member on a Dubai-Amritsar flight, according to a report by news agency PTI. The incident took place on Saturday when the accused, identified as Rajinder Singh from Koti village in Jalandhar, Punjab, was reportedly in a state of intoxication and engaged in a heated argument with the air hostess before the alleged molestation occurred. The prompt actions of the airline’s crew members ensured that the matter was immediately reported to the Amritsar control room.

The assistant security manager of the airline subsequently registered an official complaint with the police. Upon the flight’s arrival at the Shri Guru Ramdas ji International Airport, Singh was promptly arrested. Singh has been charged under Sections 354 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code, specifically for assault or criminal force with the intent to outrage the modesty of a woman, as well as for an act intended to insult the modesty of a woman. The police reported that the air hostess brought the incident to the attention of the crew, stating that the accused was allegedly inebriated at the time of the incident. This unfortunate incident serves as a reminder of the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of airline staff and passengers alike.

Airlines continue to maintain strict protocols to prevent such incidents and to swiftly address any misconduct onboard their flights. Authorities are expected to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter to ensure that justice is served. Incidents of this nature highlight the need for increased awareness and vigilance to create a safe and secure environment for all individuals within the aviation industry. It is essential for passengers to adhere to appropriate behavior and treat airline staff with respect, fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and professionalism during air travel.


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