On Sunday actress Zaira Wasim shared a video narrating how she was allegedly molested on a Delhi-Mumbai Vistara flight by a man seating behind her who kept touching her neck and back with his legs.

The actress had claimed that the man had put his feet up on her armrest and when she complained, the man reportedly said he was sitting like that because of turbulence. But the actress was left shocked when the man kept touching her neck and back despite the complaint.

Mumbai police arrested a 39 years old businessman from Mumbai, news agency PTI reported.The businessman has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act or POCSO besides other sections of the law, senior police officer Lata Shirsat said.

Now the wife of the accused has come forward to defend him with their side of the story. She claimed that the man wanted to sleep as he had not slept since last 24 hours.He also asked the crew to not disturb him during the journey.She further claimed that he had put the foot on armrest but not with the intention of harassing the actress.

My husband is innocent, he had no intention to molest. There was a young death in the family, which is where he went. He hadn’t slept for 24 hours. He asked the crew not to disturb him. His foot was on the armrest but not with the intention to harass,” the woman is quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

There was no immediate reaction from her. I don’t know why she leveled these allegations, maybe there was a misunderstanding. He is a family man and can never do such a thing. We want justice,” she further added.

According to the Sahar police, a FIR was lodged based on her oral complaint under section 354 (assault or criminal force on a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of Indian Penal code (IPC) and section 8 (sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against the unknown passenger.

The wife has demanded the justice for the accused saying that this was a misunderstanding. She further claimed that a family man can never do such a thing.

We hope a proper unbiased investigation is carried out and the man is punished if found guilty.

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