Thiruvananthapuram, March 10: In a shocking case reported from Kerala, a 30-year-old man has been booked on Saturday for allegedly harassing Air India woman pilot, a Delhi resident, at Thiruvananthapuram international airport. The accused, identified as Unnikrishnan, was arrested for making “sexually coloured comments” against the 26-year-old woman pilot when she was waiting for a cab at the airport premises. 28% Delhi Women Get Harassment Calls, SMSes: Truecaller.
“He was arrested based on the complaint forwarded to us by the airport manager. On preliminary investigation, we came to know that he was drunk while driving at the airport. Further investigation is on,” a police official told PTI. 965 Cases of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplaces Reported in 2018 .
Going back to the incident, the pilot was waiting at the airport premises for the cab at a pre-paid taxi kiosk. A taxi driver came to her and made comments and immediately drove away the vehicle. "I'm waiting for the transport, after work and this illiterate hooligan stops his car a few feet away from me and decides to catcall and harass me, 'Hey baby, come with me' and speeds away in his car," the pilot said in a social media post.
The pilot noted car's registration number and reached out to authorities, including Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, but failed to get a response. Later, she lodged a complaint with the airport manager and shared the episode. Police accessed the CCTV and arrested the culprit under Section 354A (making sexually coloured remarks) of the Indian Penal Code.