Hyderabad: Alexander, a Swedish national who was on his visit to India for meditation, is currently lodged at Erragadda Mental Institute for treatment. The young man, identified as Vetter Stedt-Seger Alexander created a ruckus onboard a Hyderabad-bound Indigo Airlines flight on Friday. He reportedly locked himself in the toilet which forced the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) staff to break open the toilet door.
Speaking to NewsMeter, RGIA Inspector P Vijay Kumar said, “Alexander was in an inebriated condition and looks mentally unsound. We presented him before the magistrate. Looking at his mental condition, magistrate advised to move him to Erragadda for better treatment.”
Police had to chain down Alexander as he continued to express an extremely abnormal mental condition at multiple locations. After his ruckus on the flight, Alexander further exhibited similar behaviour at Hyderabad airport, police station, Appolo hospital and Osmania hospital.
RGIA Sub-Inspector, Venkateshwarlu told NewsMeter, “Alexander kept removing his clothes. We had to wrap him with the dhoti of another police officer finally. From Osmania where he was taken for a medical check-up, he tried to run towards the highway. That’s when we were forced to chain him.”
According to police, Alexander reached India on 12th September for yoga treatment. However, the police are still investigating his further whereabout. A case is registered under section 23 of Mental Health Act. Alexander does not possess a mobile phone or camera. Cyberabad police has informed the Embassy of Sweden. Officials from the Embassy are likely to visit Alexander on Monday.
Though Alexander was reportedly under the influence of alcohol, no medical test was possible due to his non-coorporation.
According to reports, on Friday, Alexander boarded the flight at Goa and had a connecting flight to Delhi from Hyderabad. However, he was deboarded from flight number 6E-744 at RGIA after he refused to cooperate with authorities. The Swedish national was found naked, with his head stuck in the commode in the aircraft’s toilet. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) immediately detained Alexander and handed him over to RGI airport police.