Indian Man Tried To Molest Air Hostess On Bali-Melbourne Qantas Flight? Fact-Check

Images from a Qantas flight from Bali to Melbourne have gone viral, with the claim that the man is an Indian Hindu who is attempting to disrupt the quiet atmosphere inside the plane.

@AuctionMirza tweeted “Average Sanghi scum Restrained by White Chads After Trying to Kiss Hostess Indian BTFO from Bali to Australia. Tries to kiss attendant, is choked and held down for the remainder of the flight. Cries out for his mommy, promptly arrested.” on Jan 1, 2024. The tweet has received an about 337k views on X.

The user also shared the video by tweeting “Here is the video of the Indian origin Naren patel who tried to kiss the air hostess .”

Verified accounts on twitter, including Crime Reports India (“@AsianDigest“) made several tweets regarding the incident. At first, the user claimed that it was an attempt by a perverted Indian passenger to molest an air hostess. In the second tweet, the user claimed that in the flight from Bali to Australia, the Hindu man tried to kiss the attendant, after which he was choked and he cried. In the third tweet, the user mentioned that Naren Patel was restrained by passengers and arrested by police due to his misbehaving act in the flight. @FrwaChaudhry also claimed the same that Indian man Naren Patel tried to molest Air hostess on Bali Australia flight and thereafter, restrained by passengers and arrested by Police. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The accused is, in fact, Australian, and his identity is kept a secret. The man is a 28-year-old Victorian, according to a spokesman for the Australian Federal Police.

Canberratimes published an article regarding this incident on Jan 1, 2024 where they wrote “An Australian Federal Police spokesperson confirmed officers boarded the flight after reports of a ‘disturbance’ and questioned a 28-year-old Victorian man.”

We also visited The Economic Times, which published an article on Aug 16, 2023 with the headline “Pak man arrested for threatening to blow up plane; 32 flights cancelled”.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:


Pakistani circulating videos with misleading claims to create anti-India narratives.However, they were silent when a Pakistani man got arrested for threatening to blow up a plane. After proper research, analysis and fact-checking, we have discovered that the accused is Australian and that no one knows his identity. A spokesman for the Australian Federal Police said that the man is a 28-year-old Victorian.


Fact : The accused’s identity is kept a secret and he is an Australian national. He is a 28-year-old Victorian, a spokesman for the Australian Federal Police said.

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