When the woman raised an alarm, the airline crew handed him over to the security officials, who later took him to the airport police station for further action. After registering an FIR in the matter, the police arrested him.
Harassed in sleep
The victim and the accused had boarded a 6:15am flight from Bangalore and it reached Mumbai around 7.45am. According to police, the incident happened when the man Sabeen Hamza started touching his co-passenger inappropriately, while she was asleep. The woman suddenly woke up and saw that he was masturbating.
The moment she raised an alarm, the airline crew reached her seat and noticed that Hamza was trying to zip his pants.
Speaking to mid-day, a police officer said, "Based on a complaint filed by the security staff, an FIR under sections 354, 354 (1) (A) and 509 of IPC was registered. After being produced before a court, he was sent to judicial custody."
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