The accused's father claimed, "He was tired. Hadn't slept for two days."
The father of Mumbai resident Sanjeev Mishra, accused of urinating on an old woman in the business class of an Air India flight, said that he had not slept for the last two days.
The case filed against him is false.
He also pointed towards the possible blackmail angle in the whole matter.
Shankar Mishra, 34, who has been sacked by his company, is missing since the incident came to light.
Since the police is looking for him, a lookout notice or airport alert has been issued for him.
Shankar Mishra's lawyer father Shyam Mishra said, "She (the victim woman) had demanded some money and it has also been paid. I don't know what happened after that. She must have been demanding something which was not fulfilled." She must have been offended or hurt. It is possible that this is being done to blackmail her."
It may be known that Shankar Mishra had allegedly urinated on a 72-year-old woman in the plane on November 26 after getting drunk.
After this incident, he was let go without any action.
However, following the woman's complaint, Air India filed a police complaint on January 4.
The airline justified the delay in making the complaint, saying it believed the woman and the perpetrator had "resolved the matter".
The accused's father claimed, "He was tired. Hadn't slept for two days. He drank the drink provided by the airline and fell asleep."
The father said that his son is "well-mannered and cannot do anything like this".
"Never seen him misbehaving with women of his age, how can he misbehave with a 72-year-old woman," the father claimed.
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