It seems the year of sexual harassment debacles isn’t ending yet. After so many celebrities reporting abuse against them, the latest is Dangal actress Zaira Wasim, who has said that she was molested on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai last night by a passenger who was sitting right behind her.
The 17-year-old, in an Instagram story, said the man was rubbing his foot against her back and neck while she was half asleep. The Mumbai Police have recorded her statement and filed a case against the accused.
The actor posted a video on the social media platform a little after midnight in which she narrated the harrowing incident onboard the Air Vistara flight, tears rolling down her cheeks.
“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 doing 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, voice quivering, in the Instagram live video.
Zaira said she tried to click a photo of the man, but couldn’t get a clear shot due to dim lights.
“Managed to get this (shot of the molester’s foot). The lights were dimmed so it was even worse. It continued for another 5-10 minutes and then I was sure of it. He kept nudging my shoulder and continued to move his foot up and down my back and neck,” she posted.
Zaira Wasim, in one of her posts, also slammed the airline.”Slow claps for Vistara’s crew guys! Wonderful!” she wrote.
Air Vistara has said it is carrying out a detailed investigation into the case.