Mum ‘violated’ after drunk passenger groped her on flight

Allison Yee

A mum has spoken of her anger and trauma after a drunken passenger groped her in front of her two children during a flight.

The woman was flying on a Qatar Airways flight to Heathrow in December when 29-year-old Saranjeet Bassi leaned through the gap in the seats and sexually assaulted her.

Father-of-three Bassi was returning to Scotland after visiting his newborn in India.

The mum was travelling with her seven-year-old and 18-month-old when the assault happened. Photo: Getty

"I feel what he did was sexual, the grabbing of my boob," the mum said in a victim impact statement, reports the Sun.

"I was with my kids and it makes me feel sick and violated. He took advantage and I don't want him to do this to anyone else."

Reports claim Bassi had offered the woman’s 18-month-old son a lolly after take-off, with the mum refusing claiming she could smell alcohol on his breath.

Following the assault, the woman confronted him and complained to staff.

The assault happened when Bassi reached between the seats in front of him. Photo: Getty

Bassi was sentenced to a two-year community order, 200 hours of community service and $1750 in costs.

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