Bengaluru police have registered an FIR against a Hitesha Chandranee who accused a Zomato delivery executive, Kamraj of assault, based on a complaint by the latter.
The FIR of section 341 (wrongful restraint), 355 (assault or criminal force), 504 (intentional insult), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC, has been filed by the Electronic City police station against Hitesha Chandranee, as per the News18 report.
FIR registered against Hitesha Chandranee
On 9 March, Chandranee, a model and make-up artist, posted a video on Instagram alleging Kamaraj had attacked her for complaining about late food delivery.
“So guys, my Zomato order was late and I was talking to the customer care executive and meanwhile the delivery person just did this,” said Chandranee in a video she posted on social media platforms.
“An FIR was registered against Hitesha, the woman, who claimed to be attacked by a Zomato delivery man,” a police officer said, as quoted by PTI.
In the complaint, the officer said that Kamraj alleged that Chandranee had hit him with slippers.
Zomato CEO’s statement
Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal said Chandranee’s medical expenses are covered by the firm.
He also said that Kamraj is suspended from operating deliveries, but his earnings and his legal costs are paid by the company.
“As per protocol, we have temporarily suspended Kamaraj from active deliveries, but are covering his earnings in the interim while there’s an active police investigation,” Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal stated in a post on Twitter.
“Right from the get-go, our topmost priority has been to get to the truth. Towards that, we are helping both Hitesh and Kamraj (our delivery partner) with all the support they need while the investigation is pending,” Goyal stated in the statement.
Zomato delivery boy who is accused of punching Hitesha Chandranee Has a 4.75 Rating who has been working for over two years and has made 5000 deliveries, the company said.