‘Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim molested on flight

Zaira Wasim who debuted with Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ has been molested on flight while she was travelling from Delhi to Mumbai. While posting her agony, Zaira broke down on her Instragram account. She narrated the harrowing experience that took place on-board the Air Vistara flight in the following words.

Zaira narrated that a man sitting behind her in the flight rubbed his foot against her back & neck while she was half asleep...

“So, I just landed and you know the whole irony of this is that the guy... this is not done at all. This is not the way, this is not a girl should be made to feel because this is terrible. Is this how they are going to take care of girls? No one will help us if we don't decide to help ourselves. This is the worst thing," she said, in the Instagram live video.

The Airlines replied to Zaira's tweet saying that it is carrying out a detailed investigation into the case, "We @airvistara have seen the reports regarding Zaira Wasim’s experience with another customer on board last night. We are carrying out detailed investigation and will support Zaira in every way required. We have zero tolerance for such behaviour”.

Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Maharashtra State Women's Commission (MSCW) Vijaya Rahatkar expressed her horror. She said, “The incident is shameful. MSCW will direct DGCA to conduct an inquiry in the matter. We will also inquire into the steps taken by Vistara to address the complaint. There should be inquiry about why the cabin crew did not help her. We have directed the Mumbai Police to look into the matter immediately. It is sad that none of the co-passengers came ahead to help Zaira. We are with her, and will ensure she gets justice.”

It is learnt that a Mumbai Police team has approached Zaira to verify her claims, so that they can take necessary action.

Zaira's statement was registered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel this morning by a lady constable and then an FIR has been registered at the Sahar Police Station. A case has been made under section 354 and POCSO act as Zaira is a minor.