"Dangal" actor Zaira Wasim, 17, has been molested mid-air by a middle-aged man on an Air Vistara flight. She herself disclosed the matter through a video.
It drew strong reactions by women rights activists and politicians.The airline apologised to her and Mumbai Police, which registered an FIR, arrested the accused on Sunday.
Late on Sunday night, the Mumbai Police arrested the accused, identified as Vikas Sachdeva, 39. According to police, Sachdeva, a resident of Andheri, was earlier detained this afternoon and questioned before being arrested for molestation and on other charges.
The National Award winning Kashmiri actor complained about her ordeal on the flight on Saturday, claiming that a middle-aged man seated behind her moved his foot up and down her neck and back.
In a self-shot video for Instagram live chat, Zaira is also seen breaking down.
"I just landed, the whole irony of this that I yelled... and this is not done... this is not how you should be treated or made to feel. This is terrible.
"This is how they will take care of girls? No one will help us if we don't decide to help ourselves and that is the worst thing," she said, looking visibly disturbed.
The incident drew wide condemnation.