The company Wells Fargo said the allegations against 34-year-old Shankar Mishra were “extremely disturbing”.
New Delhi: A man from Mumbai who urinated on a woman in an Air India flight has been fired by his company, Wells Fargo. Shankar Mishra, a resident of Mumbai, urinated on an elderly woman in an Air India flight in November. The police is looking for him in this case.
Shankar Mishra allegedly urinated on the woman on November 26 under the influence of alcohol and was let go without any action. Accused Shankar Mishra is missing and a lookout notice and airport alert has been issued for him. The police is searching for him.
The company Wells Fargo said the allegations against 34-year-old Shankar Mishra were “extremely disturbing”. “Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards of professional and personal conduct, and we find these allegations very troubling. This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo,” the company said in a statement this evening.
Shankar Mishra allegedly unzipped his pants and urinated on a woman in business class on an Air India flight from New York to Delhi on November 26.
Earlier today, Shankar Mishra, citing a WhatsApp message from the woman, claimed that he had “forgiven her for the alleged act”. He had no intention of lodging a complaint.
Allegedly Shankar Mishra had opened the zip in the plane on 26th November in a drunken state and urinated on the woman. He was let go without any action being taken against him. Air India lodged a complaint with the police on January 4. The airline defended the delay in registering the case, saying it was confident that the woman and the accused had “resolved the matter”.
Shankar Mishra has made a similar claim in a statement through his lawyers Ishani Sharma and Akshat Bajpai. He said, “The WhatsApp messages between the accused and the woman clearly show that the accused got the clothes and bags cleaned on November 28 and they were delivered on November 30.”
“The woman’s persistent complaint was only with regard to proper compensation by the airline, for which she subsequently complained on December 20,” the statement said.
He claimed that the accused had paid the amount on Paytm on November 28 as agreed upon by both the parties, but almost a month later on December 19, the woman’s daughter returned the money.
He also said that the statements recorded by the cabin crew before the inquiry committee showed that there were no witnesses to the incident and “all statements are mere hearsay evidence”. The lawyers also said that the “agreement” reached between the two parties has also been confirmed in the statements made by the cabin crew.
The statement on behalf of Shankar Mishra said, “The accused has full faith in the judicial system of the country and will cooperate with the investigation process.”
The Air India crew allegedly took Mishra to the woman after the urinating incident. The woman was told that Mishra wanted to apologize to her. In her complaint to the airline, the woman said she was forced to confront him. He begged to leave citing his family.
The woman said that though she demanded the arrest of Shankar Mishra immediately after landing, the crew told her that he wanted to apologise. The accused was brought to me “against my will”.
The woman wrote, “I was stunned when he started crying and apologizing to me. He was begging me not to file a complaint against him as he is a family man and did not want the incident to his wife and children be affected. I was already distressed. I was further distraught at being forced to have close conversations with the perpetrator of that horrific incident. I told him that his actions were inexcusable. But he Was pleading in front of me, begging. While I myself was in shock and trauma, I found it difficult to insist on his arrest or press charges against him.”
The airline also gave Shankar Mishra his phone number to pay for his shoes and dry cleaning, which he returned saying he didn’t want his money.
According to the Delhi Police, till now it has interrogated four crew members and recorded their statements. Two pilots and the rest of the crew members have been called for questioning. Some passengers who were on the plane at the time of the incident have also been identified. Will request them to come and get their statement recorded.