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Professor Held On Delhi-Mumbai Flight For Sexual Assault

Police have held a professor on the charge of sexual assault on a woman while aboard a Delhi-Mumbai flight

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 Police have arrested a 47-year-old professor for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman doctor on a Delhi-Mumbai flight, an official said on Friday.
The incident took place on Wednesday, the official added, PTI reported.

The 24-year-old victim and the accused were seated next to each other on the flight, which took off at 5.30 a.m. from Delhi, the police official said.
"In her complaint, the woman doctor said that the accused touched her inappropriately sometime before the flight was about to land at the Mumbai airport," he said. An argument broke out between the two passengers, following which the victim informed the flight's crew members, who intervened. After the flight landed at the Mumbai airport, they went to Sahar police station, he added.

Based on the complaint filed by the victim, a case of sexual assault and sexual harassment was registered against the professor and he was arrested, the police official said. The accused was produced in a court, which granted him bail, he said, adding that a probe was on.

This was the latest in a string of passenger-related incidents onboard flights, from a passenger who opened an emergency door injuring 12, to a former executives who was charged for allegedly urinating on a co-passenger mid-flight. The charges against him were later dropped. DCGA has previously said that it was taking steps to improve passenger safety and promote better in-flight conduct.

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