Actress Zaira Wasim molestation case: Vistara submits report to DGCA

Saul Bowman
December 11, 2017

An actress who starred in Bollywood's biggest film says she was molested on a flight between Delhi and Mumbai.

Shaken and in tears, the 17-year-old actor said in an Instagram video that a man sitting behind her repeatedly put his feet on her back and neck.

In another statement, Vistara said that Zaira started yelling at the accused passenger only during the descent of the flight, due to which the cabin crew couldn't move because it's mandatory to have no movement during the final phase of the flight as seat belts are on.

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She wrote on her Instagram, "So I was in a flight travelling from Delhi to Mumbai today and right behind me one middle-aged man who made my 2 hour journey miserable". Is this how you're going to take care of girls?

The 39-year-old Vikas Sachdev was arrested late in the evening, police said. In the video, she expressed disappointment with crew members of Air Vistara's Delhi to Mumbai flight. However, the least we as people can do is to create a conducive atmosphere for women to speak out against sexual harassment, and not make a girl feel like a criminal every time she chooses to fight back against offenders. And might be the reason despite her complaint no come our to help her.

Vistara, which is a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, regretted the "unfortunate experience" and apologised to Wasim.

The NCW said that it will be calling Air Vistara officials to seek more details. Furthermore, they also said that they have launched a detailed investigation into the incident as they have "zero tolerance for such behaviour".

Accused Passenger had asked the cabin crew not to disturb him and did not want to be served food as he was going to sleep. "We @airvistara have seen the reports regarding @ZairaWasim experience with another customer on board last night. If the owners of such companies do not take suitable action against such employees their conduct will never change", Gorhe said. But we are quick to question the victim and her intentions the moment she raises her voice.

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