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AI Urination: Shankar Mishra Arrested, Indian American Doctor Backs Woman Passenger

AI Urination: Shankar Mishra Arrested, Indian American Doctor Backs Woman Passenger

Shankar Mishra after fleeing his home in Mumbai was arrested in Bengaluru. He has been fired by his employer, Wells Fargo.

India-West News Desk

NEW YORK, NY – Indian American Dr Sugata Bhattacharjee, was seated next to Shankar Mishra, who urinated on a woman co-passenger during the November 26 Air India flight from New York to New Delhi. And he backed the account of events given by the affected woman passenger.

He had decided to hand in a written complaint but when he heard the father of Mishra say that the whole incident was not true, he spoke to the media. Bhattacharjee sat in seat number 8A, while Mishra was in seat 8C in the business class.

“The dignity of a woman was played with. The Tata name has been tarnished. It’s not a happy story. But at the end of the day, it was a moral call for me, it was morality and I thought it was my moral obligation to stand and make a complaint and I did,” he told PTI.

Delhi Police have since arrested Mishra, 34, from Bengaluru after he was traced there.

Bhattacharjee in a handwritten complaint to the airlines had stated that the distressed passenger was made to go back to her soiled seat despite four seats in the first class being vacant. The carrier on January 8 de-rostered four cabin crew and a pilot pending investigation. Air India has also initiated internal investigations into whether there were lapses by other staff on other aspects, including the service of alcohol on flights, incident handling, complaint registration, and grievance handling.

In a statement, Campbell Wilson, the CEO and Managing Director of Air India said: “Air India is deeply concerned about the in-flight instances where customers have suffered due to the condemnable acts of their co-passengers on our aircraft. We regret and are pained about these experiences. Air India acknowledges that it could have handled these matters better, both in the air and on the ground, and is committed to taking action.”

Tata Sons Chairman N. Chandrasekaran expressed anguish over the incident saying that the airline fell short of addressing the situation and should have acted swiftly.

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  • The bastard should be placed in a prion for a long time.

    January 9, 2023
    • Agreed

      January 9, 2023
    • Excellent

      January 9, 2023
  • I can’t believe his father denying. Both father and son should be put in jail.

    January 9, 2023
  • How dare Air India’s crew and captain of that flight be unsympathetic towards the distressed 72 year old passenger? There were 4 empty First Class seats available and she had to settle for a crew seat ?
    On top of that she only received partial compensation of the value of the ticket ? Plus no police to arrest the man upon arrival ?
    What is wrong with the people involved who should have done right by this lady passenger ?
    Shame on Air India and government officials for their incompetence and failure on their lack of immediate action. God forbid it happened to one of their loved ones and then only will they actually act swiftly?
    If TATA does NOT revamp their policies towards such incidents in the future, then they may as well piss this airline goodbye !!!

    January 9, 2023
  • This is a sad story of a young man drinking and not able to control his behavior. He lost his job and reputation, shamed his family and brought unnecessary discomfort to a lady. This also puts the airline in a very bad frame. Nobody here is a winner!!

    January 9, 2023
  • I strongly believe that the flight crew and the manager for that flight is also equally responsible and should be punished. It is a pathetic and disgrace to the airlines and also to the country. I have serious thoughts that I should not travel by Air India.

    January 9, 2023
  • This is so disgusting! Air India flight crew failed on how they treated the woman passenger. Mishra should be banned from flying for next 10 years. How could he not control his drinking? Shame on his father for supporting his son. If Mishra is still single, no woman should marry him. Intact, he should be put in Jail for next 10 years until he stops drinking.

    January 9, 2023
  • Mishra should be banned from entering back into USA. Someone should report him to Homeland Security!

    January 9, 2023
  • Ra

    January 9, 2023
  • Mishra should have been arrested immediately upon arrival at the airport by airport police. Charges may include obscene gesture, public nuisance., Public intoxication, creating hazardous situation to public

    January 9, 2023
  • So a passenger urinates on fellow passenger, and as the flight lands Air India just let thus guy go? Why in the world they did not line up law officers to arrest this guy right away upon landing? Besides poorly handling this situation inside the flight, they poorly handled it on ground too.
    When the flight has seats available they wanted the paid passenger to take same soiled seat? Are they out of their mind? Air India, Shame on you. No wonder you guys don’t make money. Poorest way anyone to handle the situation.
    The bright spot is that there are still educated passengers like dr. Bhattachargi who stood up and offered the fact to public. Thank you sir for standing against the BS.

    January 9, 2023
  • It is most shameful n uncivilized incident happened in presence of many so called civilized passengers!!!
    How uncivilized Jungali man mr Mishra is? Nobody could slapped Mishra when it happened? His father is more responsible, should be punished. Mr Mishra should be sentenced for more than 10 years of prison. Air India should file a lawsuit against Mishra as Air India has lost its credit n is likely to have a great loss of business because of their incident.
    Mr Mishra what a Jungali man are you? Shameful for you n your family.

    January 10, 2023
  • This is a most despicable act.Air India has lost its credibility and people will think twice before flying with them. They should award One million Dollars in compensation to that poor lady. One can imagine the trauma she is going through and to be humiliated even more by not giving her a clean seat. , All the staff involved should be fired. They are idiots who lack human decency. The Captain of the aircraft should have radiod the control tower to have the Police on hand when the plane landed. Flight attendants should stop serving alcohol if they think a passenger is drinking too much. Dr. Bhatarchargjee
    did the right thing. God Bless you sir. Glad that Mishra has been fired. He should be convicted and serve a sentence of at least 10 years and not let go with a slap on the wrist. I will NEWER fly on Air India even if thy offer a free ride and I am not alone.

    January 16, 2023

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