Bengaluru woman who accused Zomato delivery man of assault flees town after address leaked online

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Published: March 18,2021 08:35 AM
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In yet another twist to the case of false accusations against a Zomato delivery person in Bengaluru, police have revealed that Hiteshaa Chandranee, the woman who had initially accused K Kamraj

March 18, 2021: In yet another twist to the case of false accusations against a Zomato delivery person in Bengaluru, police have revealed that Hiteshaa Chandranee, the woman who had initially accused K Kamraj of assault, had left the city after her address was leaked.



The news comes a day after the Zomato delivery person filed an FIR against Hiteshaa alleging abuse and assault. According to reports, the woman has fled the city.



A make-up artist by profession, Hiteshaa Chandranee accused a Zomato delivery person of assaulting her and punching her after she tried to ask him why her order was delayed. The incident happened six days ago and the woman’s viral videos with a bloody nose went viral. Hitesha filed an FIR against the Zomato delivery person for assault and her videos caused massive outrage.



Kamraj, however, denied the woman’s story and said she was the one who assaulted him with slippers due to the delay in delivering the food. While Kamraj was holding his hands up in defence, he claimed the woman hurt herself with her ring. This week, Kamraj filed a counter FIR against Hitesha for assaulting and abusing him.



Following the FIR, The News Minute reported that Hitesha’s address was leaked online. Due to safety concerns, the woman has reportedly left Bengaluru. According to the police, Hitesha fled because she was scared. Since K Kamraj’s accusations against Hitesha, many have criticised her for using her privilege to frame the delivery person.



“She feels afraid staying here as people might come to her home to speak with her about the FIR,” Bengaluru police told TNM.



The incident has led to divided opinions and heated debate on social media about who was the real victim. After the initial shock, however, public opinion seemed to sway in Kamrahj’s favour after he claimed he was innocent. Zomato also backed their employee while ordering a strict probe into the incident. The company’s founder Deepinder Goyal also released an official statement on the matter. “Kamraj has made 5,000 deliveries for us so far, and has a 4.75/5 star rating on our platform (which is one of the highest) and has been working with us for 26 months now (these are facts, not opinions or inferences),” the statement read.