Indian bureaucrat thrown off British Airways flight ‘over weeping boy’, Suresh Prabhu orders probe

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Inning accordance with the traveler, a steward shouted, “You bloody keep quiet, otherwise, you would be thrown out of the window.”

By: Express News Desk|Updated: August 9, 2018

New Delhi: A passenger, who was unloaded from a British Airways flight last month along with his wife and kid, has written to Union Ministers Suresh Prabhu and Sushma Swaraj alleging racial discrimination. A P Pathak, a senior bureaucrat of the government, states he and his wife were made to deplane minutes before departure because their three-year-old child started crying onboard. An Indian couple sitting behind them was also made to leave because they provided the kid biscuits, he added.

According to Pathak, a steward yelled at them saying, “You bloody keep rather, otherwise, you would be thrown out of the window.”

On receiving the complaint, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has actually purchased probe in the British Airways problem. Pathak, a joint secretary-level officer in the Ministry of Road Transportation and Highways, stated the event took place on July 23 when they were flying from Berlin to London.

“With this unusual behaviour of the male crew member, my son got terrified and started weeping intensively. My wife once again put the boy on his designated seat and fastened the seat-belt, although he kept weeping intensively being in a terrified frame of mind due to the scolding by the male team member,” Pathak said, in a letter to the Union Minister, reported PTI.

“We needed to make our own plans for staying and taking a trip to Berlin the next day by paying a very significant quantity,” he stated, including that the other Indian household was given tickets for a flight the next day, without any accommodation though,” he added.

In a declaration, British Airways said it was in touch with passenger and is examining the event. “We take such claims extremely seriously and do not tolerate discrimination of any kind,” it added.