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Delivery partner who punched customer out on bail, claims woman attacked him first

Chandranee took to Twitter to air her woes

Chandranee took to Twitter to air her woes

The delivery partner who was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly punching a customer on her nose after they got into an argument was let out on station bail. The accused, Kamaraj , who has since been let go by food delivery app Zomato, told the police that the woman not only abused him but also attacked him with a slipper, following which he punched her in self-defence.

“We are probing these allegations, as the victim has claimed to have attacked him only after he fractured her nose,” said a senior police officer.

The incident came to light when make-up artist Hitesha Chandranee posted a video online describing the alleged attack, which occurred on March 9. She had ordered food around 3.30 p.m. and the delivery was expected within an hour. When the food did not arrive, she called the firm’s customer care number to lodge a complaint seeking a free delivery or cancellation of the order. When she was on the phone, Kamaraj arrived with the food. The two got into a fight. Ms. Chandranee alleged that the delivery partner pushed the door open, barged into the house, placed the order on her table, and punched her in the face

“We have recorded the statements of both parties for further investigation,” said a police officer. He added that after probing the matter, it was decided to release Kamaraj on station bail with a condition that he report to the police whenever he is summoned.


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