In a significant breakthrough, the Delhi police detained the primary suspect from Bengaluru who urinated on an elderly woman on an Air India aircraft.
On November 26 of last year, the accused, Shankar Mishra, allegedly peed on his fellow passenger, a senior in her 70s, under the influence of alcohol in the business class of an Air India aircraft.
The suspect was taken into custody last night and is now in the nation’s capital. On Saturday, he will be presented to the court.
In connection with the incident, Delhi Police had earlier on Friday summoned Air India employees. The sources claim that the pilot and co-pilot of Air India received a summons for Friday but failed to show up. According to sources on Friday, they have now been ordered to appear at 10:0 am on January 7 at the deputy commissioner of police’s office (airport).
Mishra gets fired by Wells Fargo for his actions.
It is important to note that the crucial turning point occurred almost two days after Police filed a FIR and organised various teams to find the accused passenger.
Mishra works as the vice president of the California-based international financial services company’s India division. The accused’s office is in Bengaluru, and following a preliminary investigation, it was discovered that he was working from home, the officer said.
On Friday, US-based financial services company Wells Fargo terminated Mishra after it found their employee involved in such “drastic behaviour”. “Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards of professional and personal behaviour and we find these allegations deeply disturbing. This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo. We are cooperating with law enforcement and ask that any additional inquiries be directed to them,” the company said in a statement.
Father denied allegations
Shyam Mishra, father of the accused, refuted the claims and claimed his son was “being blackmailed”. According to the father, the woman had demanded payment and was paid.
“She (victim) had demanded payment and it was made. Don’t know what happened next. Must have demanded something that perhaps wasn’t met that upset her. Perhaps there was blackmailing, there must be something,” he said.
“False case. My son hadn’t slept for 30-35 hrs. After dinner, he might’ve consumed the drink given by the crew and then slept. From what I understand, he was questioned by airline staff after he woke up,” he said. Shyam Mishra claimed that his son could not have committed such an offence. “I don’t think he would do it. She (the victim) is a 72-year-old woman, she is like his mother. He (the accused, his son) is a 34-year-old man. How can he do it? He is married and has an 18-year-old daughter,” he said.