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“Matter resolved, compensation paid”: Man who urinated on Air India co-flyer

The accused Shankar Mishra, a Mumbai-based businessman, urinated on his co-passenger in an Air India business class flight from New York to New Delhi on November 26, 2022, in an inebriated condition.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Shankar Mishra, the man who urinated on a 77-year-old woman in an Air India flight on November 26, 2022, has issued a statement claiming that the matter has been resolved. Mumbai-based businessman Shankar Mishra said that the matter has been settled between him and the 77-year-old woman and compensation has been given to the elderly woman. Mumbai-based businessman accused Shankar Mishra has issued a statement through his lawyers.

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The statement said, “The WhatsApp messages between the accused and the woman clearly show that the clothes and bags were cleaned by the accused on November 28 and were delivered to them on November 30.

The woman in her message has clearly condemned the alleged act and has shown no intention of filing a complaint. Shankar Mishra’s lawyer’s statement also claimed that the woman’s complaint was only with regard to adequate compensation being paid by Air India, for which she had complained on December 20, 2022. Shankar Mishra paid the compensation as per the agreement between the two parties on 28 November 2022 at Paytm. But about a month later, according to the statement, the woman’s daughter returned the money on December 19.

The statement said that there was no eyewitness to the incident and the statements of the cabin crew have also corroborated the agreement between the parties. It added, “Accused Shankar Mishra has full faith in the judicial system of the country and will cooperate with the investigation process.”

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– According to her FIR which has been registered by Delhi Police, the woman said she was forced to confront the offender by the airline despite her unwillingness.

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– After Mishra was brought infront of the lady, he started crying and profusely apologising to me, begging me not to lodge a complaint against him because he is a family man and did not want his wife and child to be affected by this incident.

– When the flight landed, Shankar Mishra was allowed to leave without any repercussions. Air India didn’t complain to the police until this week.

– Delhi Police said the accused, Shankar Mishra, is the vice-president of the India Chapter of an American multinational financial services company headquartered in California.

– Air India has imposed a 30-day flying ban on the accused passenger and set up an internal panel to probe whether there were lapses on part of the crew in addressing the situation.

– Shortly after lunch was served and the lights were switched off on board AI 102 of November 26, the inebriated male passenger seated in Business Class seat 8A walked to the elderly woman’s seat, unzipped his pants and urinated on her, the FIR stated.

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– The woman immediately reported the incident to the crew but no immediate action was taken against the flyer at the moment. The crew offered the lady a small seat where she sat for about two hours.

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