When AirAsia made a female passenger 'feel like terrorist'

ANI | Updated: Nov 11, 2017 09:23 IST

When AirAsia made a female passenger 'feel like terrorist' .

New Delhi [India], November 11 (ANI): A woman, who filed an FIR against three AirAsia staff members under charges of misbehaviour and harassment, on Friday said that they made her "feel like a terrorist ."

"They were taking pictures of my boarding pass and making me feel like a terrorist . It was around 1 am and all the passengers had deboarded but they didn't let me go," she told ANI .

Talking about the alleged incident that took place on November 3 on flight I5 1585 from Ranchi to Bengaluru via Hyderabad, the woman said, "I found toilet of the aircraft dirty and complained . However, the cabin steward scolded and touched me inappropriately . I went back to my seat . My sister called me and I told her that the flight will take off in a few minutes so I am keeping the phone . The cabin steward who was standing near me frowned and rudely asked me to switch off my phone even though I had cut the call already ."

"He also threatened to kick me out of the flight . My co-passengers supported me but the AirAsia staff at Hyderabad took his side . The captain asked me if I am going to shut my mouth for the next 1-hour flight . They even humiliated me before the police," she continued .

The woman also claimed that a ground staffer at Bengaluru airport threatened her with rape .

"When I reached Bengaluru airport, one of the ground staff asked me to apologize to the Captain and cabin steward otherwise they will hand me over to the cops . Three of them were making a gang surrounding me and said you don't know who we are . We will take you outside and show you what we are . It was kind of a rape threat . I don't know who said it but I heard someone saying that we will rape you," she said .

Meanwhile, the Airline issued a statement over the issue and said they followed the standard operating procedures for disruptive passengers .

"The passenger resorted to verbal abuse against the senior cabin crew . The senior cabin crew then managed to calm the passenger down and resumed his duties . However, the passenger continued to be abusive," it said . (ANI)

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