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Maharashtra: Zomato delivery man arrested for molesting 19-year-old girl in Pune

19-Year-old girl in Pune has accused a 40-year-old delivery boy of molesting her. The girl told that after giving the order, the accused allegedly kissed her twice on the cheeks saying thank you. The delivery boy also assaulted the girl.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Pune: Online food delivery app Zomato remains in controversy for some reason or the other. Now once again the famous food delivery app Zomato is in discussion due to the deeds of its delivery boy. A 19-year-old engineering student in Kondhwa, Pune, Maharashtra has accused Zomato’s delivery boy of molesting her. The girl alleges that on the pretext of asking for water, the delivery boy misbehaved with her and also beat her up. The accused Zomato Delivery By has been arrested by the police.

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The victim 19-year-old girl alleges that she ordered food on her online portal. To deliver the food, 40-year-old Raees Sheikh came to his house by delivery. After placing the order, the accused asked for drinking water from the girl. The girl told that she went with water, then while drinking water, she started talking to him by delivery and started asking about the student’s house and college. The accused told the student that he was like her uncle and told him if there was any problem. After this the delivery by pulled him towards him and started misbehaving.

According to reports, 40-year-old accused Raees Sheikh allegedly kissed the girl twice on her cheeks after giving her food, saying ‘thank you’. The delivery by misbehavior also molested the girl along with molesting. When the girl student raised an alarm, the delivery bye tried to run away but some people from the housing society caught hold of her and handed her over to the police.

Senior Inspector of Kondhwa Police Station in Pune said on Tuesday that the accused has been arrested on the basis of the complaint of the girl. A case has been registered against the delivery buy under sections 354 and 354A of the Indian Penal Code. Further investigation is going on regarding the matter.

The incident reportedly happened on the night of 17 September at around 9:30 pm. The girl is an engineering student and studies in a college in Kondhwa. She added that earlier she was hesitant to complain. But when he started messaging her on WhatsApp, she lodged a case at the Kondhwa police station.

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Following the complaint, the Zomato delivery man was arrested but later released on bail. Speaking on the matter, Senior Police Inspector Sardar Patil said that further investigation is still on.

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