A Russian man was arrested at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Sunday for allegedly masturbating on a flight from Istanbul, officials said.
The complainant — an Indian woman who was sitting next to the passenger — raised an alarm, following which the man was shifted to a different seat. The man, identified as Krishan Ridzhal, was arrested by Delhi Police after the flight landed at IGI airport.
Police said around 4.10 am, the staff of a Turkish airline informed airport officials about an unruly passenger, arriving from Istanbul on TK-716. “A woman passenger dialled 100 after de-boarding and accused a male co-passenger of sexual harassment. On enquiry, it was learnt that the man had been masturbating,” said a police officer.
The woman had also complained to the crew and the man was shifted to another seat. Police said the woman and Ridzhal were taken to IGI Police Station, where he was arrested under IPC Section 509 before being released on bail.