Bangalore Zomato case: Was defending myself, says Zomato delivery boy who punched woman in face | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: A day after a food delivery boy of a restaurant locator app was arrested for allegedly punching a woman in the face, he told police the customer abused and attacked him.
Techie Hitesha Chandranee from Electronics City Phase I had on Wednesday filed a complaint against the delivery boy, Kamraj, 28,accusing him of punching her on Tuesday evening after she decided to cancel the order citing delay. The woman’s post on Instagram had gone viral. Police had later arrested Kamraj. “I was only trying to defend myself. The injury may have been caused by the woman’s ring,” sources privy to investigation quoted the accused as saying.
The woman had claimed the food was delivered late and she was assaulted when she sought to cancel the order. Hitesha was left with a broken nose.
Kamraj has been working for three years as a delivery boy. “He said the roads he took to deliver food are under construction and have over 10 blockades. While Kamraj claimed he apologised, the customer insisted on returning the food and that’s when things hotted up,” he said.
Cops from Electronics City refused to share details, saying ‘the matter is under investigation’.
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