Air India urination incident: Accused Shankar Mishra banned from flying for 4 months by airline
The airline said it has banned him from flying for four months by Air India
Air India on Thursday said it has banned accused Shankar Mishra, who urinated on an elderly woman passenger on a New York-New Delhi flight in November last year.
The airline said it has banned him from flying for four months by Air India. The airline also said it has filed an internal report on the matter.
Air India alleged that Shankar Mishra, while in an inebriated state, urinated on his co-passenger, a senior citizen in her seventies, in business class on an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi.
After the matter was reported, a case has been registered against Shankar 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.
Days after the incident, Shankar Mishra was arrested from Bengaluru on January 7 and said he paid compensation to the woman and the matter was settled.
However, during a court hearing later, Mishra’s lawyer shifted the blame on the woman saying she peed on herself.