Actress Parineeti Chopra on Saturday opened up on the recent Zomato assault incident and expressed her concerns for delivery man Kamaraj, who is accused of physical assault by a female customer. The actress requested Zomato to uncover the truth in the assault accusations against the delivery person by Hitesha Chandranee, a Zomato customer, adding that the accused should pay for the pain if found guilty.
Parineeti took to Twitter and wrote, “Zomato India – PLEASE find and publicly report the truth.. If the gentleman is innocent (and I believe he is), PLEASE help us penalize the woman in question. This is inhuman, shameful and heartbreaking .. Please let me know how I can help.. #ZomatoDeliveryGuy.”
Her fans showered praises on for expressing her views on the controversial case as an influential figure. One user wrote, “So kind of you Parineeti.. at least someone from Bollywood came forward for the truth.. May the truth prevail.” while another said, “Thanks a ton for supporting Kamaraj.”
Recently, a Bengaluru woman named Hitesha Chandranee accused a Zomato delivery executive of assaulting her which left her nose bleeding. He has rejected the allegations levelled against him, saying “let the truth win”.
“She refused to pay after accepting the order as I was late for the delivery and asked it for free,” Kamaraj, the accused, told.
“She started hitting me with slippers and at some point in time while safeguarding myself, my left hand touched her right hand and the ring which she worn hit her nose and it started bleeding.
“I don’t want to make it more complicated, let the truth win. If not, I will fight it legally. I have a mother with co-morbid conditions, my father died 15 years back, I am the only breadwinner for my family. I am working in Zomato for the past 26 months with 4.7 ratings. As of now, the company has blocked my ID until this case completes and assured of taking it back once the matter resolves,” he added.
Chandranee on Tuesday narrated the incident on one of her social media handles, where she can be seen with a bloody injury on her nose.
In the video posted on Instagram, Chandranee said that Kamaraj hit her while she was speaking to a Zomato customer care executive regarding the late order.
Hours after Chandranee posted the video, Kamaraj was arrested by the Bengaluru police. However, he was granted conditional bail on Thursday.
Zomato soon responded to the incident through social media, apologizing for the same and informed that Kamaraj had been delisted from the platform.