Punjabi man arrested for biting Air Canada flight attendant’s finger

Toronto: It was an ordinary Canada to New Delhi flight this week, but for 47 year old Indian-Canadian Jaskaran Sidhu. Just as the Air Canada flight AC6006 was above the Atlantic Ocean, he allegedly assaulted a woman flight attendant, and then, according to some reports, bit her finger.

47-year-old Jaskaran Sidhu was arrested by the police when the flight landed at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, after the flight was diverted back to Canada.

Sidhu, who lives in Alberta, has been charged with assault and causing bodily harm.

“On Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at approximately 12.42 a.m., a flight that had departed for New Delhi, had to be diverted back to Pearson International Airport due to a passenger’s assaultive and belligerent behaviour towards a flight attendant,” police said in a statement.

“The plane landed without incident and a male on board was arrested and charged in relation to the occurrence. The victim sustained injuries that required medical attention.”

“Sidhu has been charged with two counts of mischief, assault causing bodily harm, and endangering safety of the aircraft. He is being held pending a bail hearing,” police said.

The flight had taken off late because of the bad weather in Toronto after the season’s first snowfall.

Air Canada introduced the non-stop Toronto-Delhi flights from November 1. The four-times-a-week flight from both sides takes over 13 hours to reach its destination.