The Kerala Police has registered a case against an Air India Express pilot on the basis of a complaint from a female flight attendant, who alleged that she was sexually harassed by him.
A case has been registered under section 354 A (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code, a police official said, adding that the complainant and pilot belong to Kerala.
The woman said that she had to face constant sexual advances from the pilot following which she resigned.
The complainant said that after joining air India, she had her first three flights with the pilots and on all these occasions she got out of the flight crying. The pilot used to insult her in front of other crew members, passengers and even at the airport. She was afraid to work in the team of the accused pilot.
Though several persons have faced issues with the accused no one dares to react. Though some women dared to file the complaint they had to resign from the job, the flight attendant said.
The pilot has professional ego towards those responding negatively to his advances or even gives a negative reply. He used to insult women staff citing silly reasons like lack of grooming, she said in her complaint.
The attendant also complained that the pilot used to misbehave whenever he got women staff alone. There were several occasions in which she could not react.
The accused started harassing her after she threatened him to inform his wife about his misbehaviour. The complainant also said that she dared to complain only after another woman said that she faced the same issue with the pilot.
She filed a police complaint after an incident on September 18 during a flight when she was allegedly harassed again by the pilot, following which a case was registered.
The police official said that they were in the process of recording the statements of those who were on duty on September 18.