The video of an allegedly inebriated man in Hyderabad touching the feet of a flight attendant and pleading with her not to file a complaint of harassment against him is going viral on social media.
In the video, the man identified as Bharat apologises repeatedly, while the flight attendant refuses to accept his apology until he touches her feet while making it. Though the man tries to get away with simply bowing before her, the flight attendant refuses to change her mind until he actually touches her feet.
According to reports, this scene at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport police outpost occurred after Bharat and his brother Kalyan allegedly verbally harassed the flight attendant at the parking lot of the airport on Saturday night.The flight attendant, who reportedly works for Indigo Airlines, had finished her work shift and was heading back home. As she passed them, the two men, who were on their way to Tirupati made some derogatory remarks to her.
The flight attendant immediately approached traffic police personnel nearby, and the two men were nabbed and taken to the RGIA police outpost.
Fearing the consequences, the two men apologised repeatedly, after which the flight attendant told the police that she would not file a complaint against them.
â€śAs soon as the two men were brought to the police station, they immediately started apologising to our staff member. Basis their apology, our staff member did not file a formal complaint with the police. They were kept in police custody for a few hours after which they were released since no formal complaint was registered,â€ť a statement released by Indigo Airlines said.
The RGIA police then let off the duo after filing a case against them for causing a nuisance in the airport.
Speaking to TNM, RGIA Inspector M Mahesh said, â€śThe incident took place in the parking area, where the duo picked up some argument. The traffic police on duty quickly nabbed them after the airhostess alerted them. We didnâ€™t file any case (of harassment), as the airhostess didnâ€™t approach us. But, after hearing about the incident we have filed a nuisance case against them.â€ť