Wells Fargo fired its vice president of India operations after he allegedly urinated on a 72-year-old woman while the two were flying in business class aboard a recent Air India flight.
Shankar Mishra, who worked for Wells Fargo in the corporate office in Mumbai, was identified as the executive who was fired, according to English-language news site of German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
Mishra was allegedly drunk on board a flight on November 26 from New York to New Delhi.
During the flight, Mishra urinated on a 72-year-old woman who was sitting next to him in business class, according to the report.
A lawyer for Mishra told local media that the bank executive had reached a financial settlement with the unidentified victim as compensation.
Mishra also reportedly arranged for the woman’s clothes and bag to be cleaned after they were stained with his urine.
But the woman is said to have returned the money and lodged a complaint with the airline. According to the complaint, she asked flight attendants and staff to arrest Mishra and keep him away from her.
Instead, the crew “brought the offender in front of me against my wishes and we were made to sit facing each other in the crew seats,” according to India Times.
Mishra is then reported to have sobered up. He apologized to the woman and asked her not to file a complaint.
According to reports, Mishra’s tearful expression of remorse convinced the woman not to arrest and charge him.
New Delhi police are said to be on the lookout for Mishra, whose whereabouts are unknown the Hindu newspaper.
The Post sought comment from Wells Fargo. The bank told Indian media that the employee had been fired and that the allegations were “deeply disturbing”.
An Air India spokesperson told The Post: “Air India has taken very seriously the incident in which a passenger behaved in an unacceptable and undignified manner during the New York-Delhi flight, which caused extreme distress to a passenger.”
“A police complaint has already been filed and Air India is committed to assist law enforcement as well as regulatory authorities,” the airline’s spokesperson said.
Last year, a 33-year-old man from California was charged in federal court after allegedly asking a Southwest Airlines flight attendant if she wants to see his penis before urinating on the cabin floor.
In June, a TikTok user posted a video of a drunk man who was removed from a plane by the Greek police for urinating on his brother and provoking a fistfight during the flight.
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