An NRI was arrested at the Delhi Airport on Sunday after he was accused by an Indian woman of masturbating while sitting besides her on a Delhi-bound flight from Istanbul. The 58-year-old man is said to be holding a Russian passport.
After the woman complained to the crew, the NRI was shifted to another seat. Meanwhile, the secutiy control room was alerted on Sunday morning about an ‘unruly’ passenger being onboard a Turkish Airlines flight approaching Delhi. As the flight (TK-716) landed at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi, CISF personnel took the man in custody. “It was learnt that the male passenger, an NRI holding Russian passport, was sitting next to the woman in the flight and allegedly unzipped his trouser and started masturbating in front of her,” a senior official said.
The man was later handed over to Delhi Police, which has booked him under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.