After the incident of a Bengaluru woman, Hitesha Chandranee, being assaulted by a Zomato delivery person went viral, the accused, Kamaraj, has come out to tell his side of the story. The delivery executive said that the woman tried to hit him with a slipper but accidentally hurt herself with her ring.
The delivery executive said that he apologised for the delayed delivery due to traffic and bad roads when he handed over the food to the woman and was expecting to get paid. But Chandranee, instead, started to abuse him and even hitting him, he claims.
He said the woman was trying to push him away but accidentally ended up hitting herself on the nose with the ring on her finger, which led to the bleeding. “Anybody who sees her face will understand that this wouldn’t be created by a punch. And I don’t wear any rings,” said Kamaraj.
After the incident came to light, Kamaraj was summoned by the police and questioned for a few hours. He said that the police did not disrespect him in any way, but expressed frustration since he now has to spend Rs 25,000 for legal expenses to prevent arrest.
Meanwhile, the owner of Zomato, Deepinder Goyal, shared a tweet regarding the incident where he highlighted Kamaraj’s highly positive customer rating and more details. “Kamaraj has made 5,000 deliveries for us so far, and has a 4.75/5 star rating on our platform (which is one of the highest), and has been working with us for 26 months now”, wrote the owner in his tweet.
The entire incident blew up when a Bengaluru woman took to her social media account and shared a video of her story, alleging assault by a Zomato delivery guy. In the video, the woman can be seen bleeding and claiming that the delivery executive had hit her on her nose.