AI baggage handlers arrested for molesting girl

Kolkata: Two baggage handlers of Air India were on Tuesday arrested for allegedly molesting a nine-year-old girl passenger, who was visiting the city from Boston, at the NSC Bose International Airport here.

Following a complaint from Binoya Roy, the girl's mother, Ahamed Reza, a loader, and his assistant Binoy Sanyasi were arrested and produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate at the Barrackpore sub-division court.

They were granted bail against a surety of Rs 1,000 each. The next date of hearing has been fixed for March 16.

An AI spokesperson said both Reza and Sanyasi have been suspended.

Roy complained that the duo had molested her daughter after they handed over their baggage at around 1:30 AM while waiting for their flight to Boston, airport police said.

The girl and her mother, who live in Boston, were on a visit to Kolkata.