Shankar Mishra, a Mumbai man who urinated on an elderly woman on an Air India flight in November, has been fired from his company, Wells Fargo.
The company said the charges against Shankar Mishra, 34, were “deeply disturbed“.
“Wells Fargo holds its employees to the highest standards of professional and personal conduct, and we find these allegations deeply disturbing. This individual has been terminated by Wells Fargo,” the company said in a statement tonight.
Shankar Mishra Missinga lookout notice or an airport alert had been issued while police pursued him.
On the New York-Delhi Air India flight on November 26, Shankar Mishra allegedly unzipped his trousers, pee on a woman In business class. He later begged the woman not to call the police, saying it would affect his wife and children.
Air India only lodged a complaint with the police this week and said that due to “the absence of further confrontation or confrontation” and “respecting the wishes of the female passenger, the crew opted not to summon law enforcement officers upon landing.
The airline banned Shankar Mishra from flying for 30 days after the incident sparked an outcry when it surfaced earlier this week.
After widespread shock and disgust, Air India officials and cabin crew were asked to explain their handling of the incident.
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is now warning of severe action If airline staff fail to take action against unruly or misbehaving passengers.
As Air India faces scrutiny, its chief executive, Campbell Wilson, said cabin crew should report any wrongdoing on board the plane to authorities as early as possible, even if it appears “the matter has been resolved”.
“The affected passenger’s disgust is completely understandable and we share her pain,” Mr Wilson wrote in an internal memo.