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Man arrested for making lewd gesture at woman on Indigo flight

New Delhi: A 56-year-old man was held by police for harassing a co-passenger woman sitting next to him on a Hyderabad to New Delhi flight. The incident took place on Saturday evening.

Ramesh Chand, a resident of Rohini Sector 3, was arrested soon after the flight landed in New Delhi, after which he was taken to the Domestic Airport police station, HT reported.

According to the police complaint, the 44-year-old woman, a resident of Hyderabad, said that when the flight was taking off, she saw Chand unzip his pants and start a lewd gesture.

“The woman immediately informed an air hostess about it and her seat was changed. When the flight landed, we received a complaint from the woman,” a police officer said. Post which, she lodged a formal complaint as soon as the flight landed at the IGI airport.

Chand was arrested under sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 345A (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code.