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Tourist from Russia arrested in Thiruvananthapuram

Woman accused of unruly behaviour aboard flight and of assaulting CISF personnel.

October 31, 2013 01:45 pm | Updated 01:45 pm IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:

A 34-year-old woman tourist from Russia was arrested at the Thiruvananthapuram international airport on Wednesday for unruly behaviour aboard a flight and for assaulting Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel. Mariia Kontrahhova, a Russian national, was taken by the Quick Response Team of the CISF from the aircraft after the crew of the Qatar Airways flight that landed here at 3.42 a.m. complained to the airport manager about her behaviour.

According to the police, she attacked CISF personnel Sandhya and Sharmila Das who tried to take her into custody from the aircraft. She inflicted injuries on the CISF personnel.

She was overpowered and shifted to the terminal building. The Valiyathura police took her into custody and shifted her to the police station following a complaint registered by a CISF Inspector.

The police said she had come on a six-month holiday to the State and her travel documents were proper. She was charged under IPC 332, 353, 294(B) and produced before the CJM court. She was remanded in judicial custody till November 5 and shifted to the women’s prison, Attakulangara.

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