New Delhi, June 18: A passenger in Delhi-bound Indigo Airlines flight was arrested on Saturday for sexually harassing a woman co-passenger. The shocking incident was brought to the notice of cabin crew of the flight when the woman saw the man ‘masturbating’ midway the journey. Reportedly, the woman passenger after boarding the flight noticed the man unzip his trousers. Soon, she raised the alarm with the airline staff who allotted the lady another seat.

Simultaneously, the man was told to go to the lavatory and clean himself. Once, the flight landed, the man was handed over to the security. As per Delhi Police officials, the man was booked under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code.

The police official was quoted by DNA as saying, “In her complaint, the woman said she saw the man unzipping his trousers. Then he started masturbating. When the woman brought the matter to a crew member’s knowledge, she was allotted another seat. Upon landing, the crew members called up the security, who then handed over the man to the Delhi Police.” The police further added, the man was booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman).