Blogger and influencer culture has been widely criticised for the entitlement it promotes in people. There’s a tendency to view oneself as superior to others because of their social media presence. The entitlement often leads to unsavoury encounters. One such instance took place recently on an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Ranchi as a self-proclaimed blogger, Aishwarya Rai, was caught smoking on flight inside the lavatory. Following this, she was arrested.
Blogger Arrested For Endangering Lives By Smoking On Flight
Recently, a self-proclaimed blogger named Aishwarya Rai – no, not that Aishwarya Rai – was caught smoking on an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Ranchi. She was caught smoking red-handed inside the lavatory of the plane.
The staff on the flight found out that the passenger was smoking inside the lavatory after the smoke detectors in the plane went off. Following her discovery, she was arrested for endangering the lives of the passengers on board.
The incident took place on the 18th of February and was reported by the Twitter account JetArena. Since it was posted, the tweet has garnered over 14 thousand views on the micro-blogging website.
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Incident from Feb 18.
A woman named Aishwarya Rai, who call herself blogger was arrested after she was caught smoking in the aircraft toilet.
This incident happened on an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Ranchi. pic.twitter.com/OdCGhypZXV
— JetArena (@ArenaJet) February 20, 2023
An Increase In Such Instances
Lately, it seems that there has been a rise in such instances of passengers flouting the no-smoking rule. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently fined the airlines Air India for not reporting a passenger who was smoking on a flight. This incident took place on a flight from Paris to New Delhi.
In another bizarre incident, a suspected inebriated woman passenger flashed passengers on a flight in an altercation with the crew. The flight was from Stavropol to Moscow. The 49-year-old lady wanted to smoke inside the lavatory and when the permission was denied, she flashed everyone on the flight.
Following this gross misconduct, she was handcuffed to her seat and, upon landing, was arrested and handed over to the police. Such misconduct is becoming increasingly common day by day.
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