The news of a Zomato delivery boy punching a beauty influencer from Bengaluru had gone viral and everyone was contemplating how everything exactly did things result in this. People had heard her side of the story wherein she accused the delivery person of assaulting her and hitting her right in her face, leaving her nose injured and bleeding. She shared the video wherein she was narrating the entire incident.
“I ordered food from Zomato as I was working since morning. I ordered food around 3:30 pm, which was supposed to get delivered by 4:30 pm, and I did not get the order on time, so I was constantly following up with the Zomato customer care that either give me free delivery for the same or just cancel the order…” Hitesha says in the video.
“And then the Zomato delivery guy came here. He was so rude… I didn’t open the full door, I spoke to him from a gap in the door and told him am talking to the customer care… I told him I don’t want the order since it was very late. But he refused to take the order and started screaming, ‘bloody I am your slave or what’… It felt so threatening, I got scared and I tried to push the door. But he was so huge, he pushed back the door, snatched the order back from me, and punched me. Then he ran away…” she added in another video on Instagram.
Now, the other side of the story has found its voice on social media as the delivery person has refuted all her claims. In an interview with The News Minute, the delivery person named Kamaraj, who has been suspended by the company after the complaint, said, “After I reached her apartment door, I handed her the food and I was expecting her to pay me (as she had opted for cash on delivery mode of payment). I also apologized since the delivery was delayed due to traffic and bad roads. But she was very rude from the outset. She asked me ‘Why are you late?’ I replied apologetically, as there were road blocks due to ongoing civic works and there were traffic jams as well. But she kept on insisting that the order has to be delivered within 45-50 minutes. I am working on this job for more than two years and this is the first time that I have had to go through this kind of an ordeal.”
He also claimed that he had to plead with her for the money as it affects his job and after which, she called him a slave. Sharing his ordeal, he said, “At this point, when I was walking towards the lift, she started using expletives in Hindi. She suddenly threw slippers at me and started hitting me. For my safety, when she was hitting me, I tried to use my hand to shield her blows. When she was trying to push my hand away, she accidentally hit herself with her finger ring on the nose, 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.”
Kamaraj added, “the Zomato support system person in Delhi also supported me and offered me empathy after I narrated the ordeal that I had to go through. The problem is there is no CCTV footage to prove my innocence.”
After his side of the story came out in public, people started to ask, ‘where’s the justice for men?’ People even requested if the man is innocent, he should be given his job back.