A 40-year-old woman was allegedly molested by a loader at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday night. Police said the woman — who returned from Dubai — was waiting for her brother in the pick-up lane at Terminal 3 when the incident took place. The loader, Shravan, who was in an inebriated state at the time of the incident, has been arrested.
According to police, the incident was reported around 11.30 pm.
In her statement to police, the woman alleged that she was waiting in the third lane at T-3 when Shravan, who was standing nearby, began “staring at her inappropriately”.
The woman claimed that she got angry and objected to his behaviour. However, she alleged that Shravan verbally abused her. Police said the woman then slapped Shravan. The two then got into a scuffle. Other passengers who were waiting in the vicinity intervened and handed over Shravan to police.
In a statement to a TV channel, the woman said she usually boarded a taxi from the airport to her residence. However, following last week’s Uber cab ‘rape’, she decided to ask her brother to pick her up. The woman has also claimed that passengers in the vicinity did nothing to help till she created a ruckus.
“Shravan was drunk at the time of the incident. We have arrested him under Sections 354 and 509 of the IPC. He was produced before the court on Friday and sent to judicial custody,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGIA)
M I Haider said.