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Dangal Actress Zaira Wasim Alleges Molestation During Flight In Tearful Video

DIVYIA ASTHANA | 2
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| December 10 , 2017 , 15:41 IST

Sexual harassment of any kind is traumatic and painful, and even more so when it takes place in a restricted area when the victim cannot get away from the accused. Dangal actress, 17-year-old Zaira Wasim was allegedly molested on a Delhi-Mumbai Air Vistara flight by the man who was sitting behind her.

In a tearful video that has since gone viral, Zaira reveals how the man used his foot to rub her back and neck in the dark while she was half-asleep, after he had kept his foot on her armrest earlier.

"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," said Zaira in an Instagram video.

"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.

"I tried to record it on my phone to understand it better. But because the cabin lights were dimmed, I failed to get it. I ignored it the first time, blamed the turbulence for it. Until I woke up to this pleasant sight of his beautiful foot rubbing my back and neck... Guess he couldn't sit like a civilized human being and placed his foot on my arm rest while he's fully 'pheloaed' his body on his seat (sic)" Zaira added.

The airlines, meanwhile, has said that they would be conducting a detailed investigation in connection with the allegations made by Zaira.

"We @airvistara have seen the reports regarding @ZairaWasimmm 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 behavior," the airline tweeted.