Pilot ‘sexually abuses’ cabin crew in cockpit, Biman opens probe

Sun Online Desk

20th November, 2019 10:18:58 printer

Pilot ‘sexually abuses’ cabin crew in cockpit, Biman opens probe

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has started an investigation of a sexual abuse allegation of a cabin crew against a pilot of the national flag carrier.

The cabin crew lodged the complaints recently via email where she mentioned that captain Ishrat Ahmed has been sexually harassing her for six years.

Confirming the news, Biman Deputy General Manager Zakir Hossain said that the flag carrier was investigating the allegation.

According to the complaint, captain Ishrat Ahmed tried to touch her in the cockpit of a Dhaka-Chattogram-Abu Dhabi flight on Oct 26 for the last time.

“He (Ishrat) tried to show me nude photos of women on his tablet. I told him that I didn’t have any interest in these things,” the woman wrote in the compliant.

Captain Ishrat also offered her to spend time with him in a hotel at the time, she alleged.

Captain Ishrat could not be reached for comment as he was unreachable on his mobile phone.