Jawaharlal Nehru University students union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Sunday said a man tried to strangle him on a Jet Airways flight earlier in the day.He was on his way to attend a public function at Pune
The accused identified as Manas Deka was detained by Mumbai Police.
Manas Deka, works in TCS, a strong BJP supporter assaulted me inside the aircraft. Is assault the only tool you have, to fight dissent? ”
“Yet again, this time inside the aircraft, a man tries to strangulate me,” Kanhaiya Kumar tweeted.
He alleged that the airline staff refused to take any action against the attacker.
“After the incident, Jet Airways staff completely refuses to take any action against the man who assaulted me.
“Basically Jet Airways sees no difference between someone who assaults and the person who is assaulted. They will deplane you, if you complain,” he said.
The student leader was arrested on sedition charges on February 12 after allegedly raising anti-India slogans at the JNU campus. He was given bail after police failed to produce any evidence to back the charge.