Olly Esse is an Italian DJ ,has alleged that she was manhandled by an Air India outsourcing staff at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, a Charge denied by the national carrier.
Esse , who was touring Hyderabad, had claimed that she was allegedly assaulted by Air India staff at the departure area. on 19 August.
Olly Esse also said that, the police did not respond positively when she went to register a case. She had posted a video on her Facebook account narrating the incident.
M Mahesh, Airport police inspector said that they received a complaint and booked a case under sections for punishment for voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation of IPC and were investigating it.
Olly Esse said that, She was travelling on an Air India flight to Delhi, which was delayed by nine hours. she went to the Air India counter and asked for help, but employee at the desk did not respond properly.
“The lady at the desk who was supposed to help me was rude. at the end of the story she slapped me. I want to complain tpo the police, but that was not possible as the guy who should take the complaint was not there. I feel violated”, She said in the video.
When contacted an AI spokesperson denied the charge and said the lady whom Esse met at the Air India counter was an outsourcing employee.
The female employee is an outsourcing employee, she did not slap her, that was a false allegation , Esse was filming the employee with her mobile phone. to which she objected and tried to stop her, in the melee, her phone slipped from her hand, but did not fall on the ground” The Air India official told PTI.
She wrote, “Bravo AIR INDIA! I AM LEFT WITH NO FOOD ADN WATER FOR 9 HOURS. NO ONE CARED ABOUT ME BEING LITERALLY ASSAULTED PHYSICALLY and the manager did not even blinked or assisted me”.
Air India has denied the allegations of assault sating, The lady from AI Sats, which is our outsourced agency at RGIA, was being filmed by the Italian DJ so she objected to it and raised her hand to stop the filming and the mobile slipped form the Italian lady’s hand and was caught by her. it did not fall down. she accused the AI SATs girl of assault. CISF also intervened and told the Italian lady she can not film the staff”
The inspector deputed at the airport later apologized to Esse for the inconvenience on Twitter and said they will file an FIR if she files a complaint.
(With imputs from India Today)