Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against an unknown man who allegedly molested Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai last night.
On Saturday, the 17-year-old actress posted a video on a social networking site and revealed that a middle-aged man rubbed his foot on her neck and back while she was half asleep on a flight.
According to reports, after recording Zaira’s statement, the Mumbai police have registered a case under section 354 of the Indian Penal Code (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO).
“So, I was in a flight travelling from Delhi to Mumbai today and right behind me one middle-aged man who made my two-hour journey miserable. I tried to record it on phone to understand it better because the cabin lights were dimmed, I failed to get it.”
“The lights were dimmed, so it was even worse. It continued for another 5-10 minutes and then I was sure of it. He kept nudging my shoulder and continued to move his foot up and down my back and neck,” said Zaira in the video post.
Not just that Zaira also slammed the airline for not helping her when she informed them about the incident.
However, the airline has apologized to the actress and said that it is investigating the matter. The airline also said that the crew became aware of a problem only when the flight was in its final descent, but they were seated for landing as a part of safety protocol.
Zaira shot to fame with her remarkable performance in Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’.
As per reports, the National Commission of Women (NCW) has also said that it will send notice to the airline for not taking any action against the accused.