Prabhu Ramamoorthy
The accused was sitting next to his wife when he allegedly assaulted someone sitting next to him

US authorities have arrested an Indian man after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her as she slept in the seat next to him on a US flight.

Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 34, was sitting between his own wife and the alleged victim, officials say.

The woman said she had woken up to find her shirt and trousers unbuttoned and the suspect’s hand in her trousers.

Mr Ramamoorthy denied the accusations, telling police he was himself asleep after taking a pill.

Mr Ramamoorthy, an Indian citizen living in the US on a temporary visa, was sitting in the middle seat,…