Dangal girl Zaira Wasim molested in flight, comes LIVE
Mumbai: A video by ‘Dangal’ fame Zaira Wasim has again brought the security at airlines services under scanner.
Zaira has alleged that she was molested by a co-passenger while she was travelling from Delhi to Mumbai. The video shows Zaira explaining the incident while tears rolled down from her eyes in pain.
The Dangal actress alleged that she was molested in the flight by a man who was sitting behind her. “The man was rubbing his foot against her back and neck while I was half asleep,” said the 17-year-old.
The harrowing incident took place in the Air Vistara flight.
"So, I just landed and you know the whole irony of this is that the guy... this is not done at all. This is not the way, this is not a girl should be made to feel because this is terrible. Is this how they are doing to take care of girls? No one will help us if we don't decide to help ourselves. This is the worst thing," she said with a quivering voice and teary eyes.
The actor stated that she did try to click a photo of the man, but could not get the clear face of the person because of the dim lights.
She, however, managed to get the shot of molester's foot. “The lights were dimmed so it was even worse. It continued for another 5-10 minutes and then I was sure of it. He kept nudging my shoulder and continued to move his foot up and down my back and neck," she posted."I tried to record it on my phone to understand it better. But because the cabin lights were dimmed, I failed to get it. I ignored it the first time, blamed the turbulence for it. Until I woke up to this pleasant sight of his beautiful foot rubbing my back and neck... Guess he could not sit like a civilized human being and placed his foot on my arm rest while he's fully 'pheloaed' his body on his seat (sic)" she added during a live Instagram video.
The Air Vistara has apologised for what the actress has gone through and has assured a detailed investigation into the matter. "We have seen the reports regarding Zaira Wasim’s experience with another customer on board last night. We are carrying out detailed investigation and will support Zaira in every way required. We have zero tolerance for such behaviour," the airline tweeted.
There are, however, no reports of any police complaints being filed so far.