Pune: Online food delivery platform Zomato on Tuesday issued a statement saying it had zero-tolerance policy towards offenders and that it was cooperating with the authorities in the molestation case involving a delivery boy in Pune.
The statement from Zomato reads “The accused is not a Zomato delivery partner. We have been in touch with the authorities to cooperate with the investigation. We conduct third-party background verifications while onboarding any person to our fleet and have a zero-tolerance policy.”
According to reports, the delivery boy molested a 19-year-old who had ordered food on the app on Saturday.
The woman had said that she ordered food on the online platform and when the delivery was made, the agent asked her for water. As she gave him water, the agent pulled her close to him and molested her, Kondhwa Police station, Pune quoted.
The accused, identified as Raees Shaikh, was arrested by the police in connection with the incident that took place in Yewalewadi.
The police registered a case on the basis of the complaint under IPC sections 354 and 354A and launched an investigation.
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