Monday, July 17, 2017

Man booked for lewd gestures to air hostess

Mumbai: An Andheri-based fabrication worker was booked on Saturday for making lewd gestures at an air hostess. The Sahar police filed a case against Lagnesh Kumar Makwana (33) under section 509 of the Indian Penal Code for outraging the modesty of a woman.
The incident happened on an Air India flight travelling from Bangkok to Mumbai flight (AI 331), which landed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport late at 11.40 pm on Friday.

According to the air hostess, around 10.25 pm, when the flight was facing turbulence, the airline captain had asked the airline staff to ensure all the passengers were seated and their seatbelts fastened.

As she was checking the passengers, Makwana got up from his seat and started to make obscene sounds. When she instructed him to take his seat, he made lewd gestures at her.

The victim reported the incident to the captain and the cabin crew. As per procedure, the cabin crew alerted the air traffic control (ATC), who, in turn, alerted the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). When the flight landed, the CISF apprehended Makwana and handed him over to the police.
17/07/17 Rahul Geikwad/Mumbai Mirroe

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