Officials from Air India said that a passenger from Nepal was arrested by police in Delhi after he assaulted a flight attendant and broke the toilet door shortly after takeoff from Toronto.
The First Information Report quotes Aditya Kumar, the cabin supervisor, as saying that a Nepalese customer called Mahesh Singh Pandit switched from seat 26E to 26F and began verbally harassing the staff members working in economy class.
Mr. Kumar claims in his complaint that the crew reported the passenger to the pilot in authority and issued him a verbal warning when he began verbally assaulting them. After lunchtime, the fire alarm went off. When he went to use the restroom, he saw the passenger lighting up and smelt the odor of cigarettes.
The passenger pushed me back as I opened the door and made a beeline for seat 26F. When I attempted to intervene, he shoved me and started verbally abusing me as well. A little later, he smashed 3F-RC of the LAV. Mr. Kumar said, “I immediately notified the captain, and with the assistance of cabin crew member Punit Sharma and four other passengers, we attempted to detain him in accordance with standard operating procedure.
The cabin supervisor said that, with the assistance of 10 other passengers, they were able to subdue the accused passenger. However, they subsequently learned that the suspect had also attempted to beat the passengers.
We were able to effectively detain the accused passenger with the cooperation of 10 other passengers and 2 cabin staff members. Then I went back to my first-class seat, but I heard that he’s still attempting to scam the people.
At the IGI Police station in Delhi, a complaint was filed under sections 323/506/336 of the Indian Penal Code and Aircraft rules 22,23,25.