Air India initiates probe after pilot alleges senior asking 'inappropriate questions'

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Air India initiates probe after pilot alleges senior asking 'inappropriate questions'

Air India initiates probe after pilot alleges senior asking 'inappropriate questions'

Sc BH   ¦    May 15, 2019 01:26:04 PM (IST)

Air India initiates probe after pilot alleges senior asking \'inappropriate questions\'-1

New Delhi: Air India, the state-run carrier is probing a senior captain for alleged sexual harassment after a woman pilot complained against him of asking her several 'inappropriate questions'.

The spokesperson of the Air India said that the woman pilot has complained to the management about the incident, which she said took place in Hyderabad, where she was being trained by the commander.

"The instructor reportedly suggested the two to have dinner at a city restaurant in Hyderabad on May 5 after the training session was over. I agreed as I had done a few flights with him and he seemed decent. We went to a restaurant at around 8 pm and this is where my ordeal started," the woman said in her complaint.

"He started with telling me how depressed and unhappy he was in his married life. He also asked me how I coped with my husband living away and whether I didn't need to have sex every day. He asked me if I masturbated. At some point, I told him I did not want to talk about all this and called a cab," the complaint by the woman said.

The pilot alleged that the commander's behaviour worsened during the half-hour wait for the cab.

The woman said she felt "morally obliged" to report this matter to the airline so that such behaviour is not repeated with anyone else in the future.

(inputs from NDTV.com)