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Airline refuses to fly Indian-origin couple with special needs child

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

An Indian-origin couple in today claimed that low-cost long-haul refused to fly their special needs child and asked them to deplane before a flight was scheduled to take off.

Divya George, the mother of the five-year-old girl, posted online that the of the caused the commotion after he refused to allow the child to fly with an infant seat belt.

Reports said they were flying to Phuket from for a vacation.

Divya's daughter only weighs 8.5 kilograms and is the size of a 1-year-old child.

Divya garnered when she shared about her situation on earlier today.

"Our flight that was to take off at 7:35am has been delayed by an hour so far because they refuse to fly with my special needs child. They want to deplane us because they refuse to take her," she wrote on her page.

In a subsequent post this afternoon, Divya updated that she is "saddened beyond words" over the incident and revealed that the callously said that it is not his problem if her child slides off her seat and hurts herself during the flight.

She also posted a video of the incident.

There was no immediate reaction from airlines which is owned by Airlines through its subsidiary Budget Holdings.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 21:05 IST