Hitesha Chandranee, a Bengaluru-based influencer, said that a Zomato delivery boy assaulted her and broke her nose a few weeks ago. Her nose was covered with blood in a video that she posted on social media.
The internet was split in two as a result of this attack. Soon after the incident, Zomato briefly suspended the delivery boy and issued a statement revealing that they are covering Kamaraj’s legal costs as well as Hitesha Chandranee’s medical costs.
But now According to a senior police official, Hitesha Chandranee has been charged with wrongful restraint, assault or criminal force with intent to dishonor a person other than on grave provocation, 504 (intentional insult with intent to cause a breach of the peace), and criminal harassment under sections 341 and 355 of the Indian Penal Code.
Karnataka: FIR filed against Hitesha Chandrani, who had accused Zomato delivery boy Kamaraj of attacking her, at Bengaluru’s Electronic City Police Station under Section 355 (assault), 504 (insult) & 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC; FIR registered on Kamaraj’s complaint— ANI (@ANI) March 15, 2021
Chandranee, a 31-year-old lady, lives in Phase 1 of Electronic City. Kamaraj, who lives in the city’s Chennakeshava Nagar neighborhood, worked as a Zomato delivery boy. Hitesha Chandranee said Kamaraj “hit” her and “left her bleeding” in a video posted on Instagram on March 9. Kamaraj “ran away” after the incident, according to Hitesha Chandrani. “So boys, my Zomato order was late, and when I was talking to the customer service executive, the delivery person just did this,” she had explained.
She later reported in another video that her nose had been fractured in the crash and that she needed surgery. The woman said she was attacked when she attempted to cancel the order when it was delivered 59 minutes late. Police also lodged a case against Kamaraj under IPC 325 (Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 504 in response to Hithesha’s complaint on March 10.
Deepinder Goyal, the co-founder of the food delivery app, has stated that the organization is providing “all necessary assistance” to both the suspected victim and the delivery partner in order for “both sides of the story to come to light.”
The statement went on to say, “From the beginning, getting to the facts has been our highest priority. Although the investigation is ongoing, we are providing Hitesha and Kamaraj (our distribution partner) with all of the assistance they need. We’re still helping the cops in whatever direction they like.”
Parineeti Chopra, a Bollywood actress, voiced her concern for the Zomato delivery executive who has been accused of physical harassment by a female customer, saying that if he is found innocent, the woman could pay for his suffering.