Mumbai: A delivery agent sexually assaulted a teenage girl who was waiting after ordering food on Zomato. The incident happened in Pune. On the night of September 17, the person who came with the food forcefully kissed the girl. He was arrested on the girl's complaint. 39-year-old Raees Sheikh was arrested. Meanwhile, Zomato says that he is not their agent.
The girl lives alone in a rented house. According to Zomato, their order was diverted to the delivery app Dunzo. According to the police, a man came home with food around 9:30 pm, asked the girl for water, went inside, and kissed her forcefully. When the girl objected, he left. Later, he sent a message to the girl. The content of the message was that he was like the child's uncle.
The girl, along with her friend, went to the police station and lodged a complaint. The police arrested the accused that night. The next day, the court granted him bail. A case has been registered against him under Sections 354 and 354A of the IPC. Police said that he is not a person with a criminal background.
Zomato says this person is not their employee. A company-wide investigation has also started. Delivery app Dunzo has not responded to the matter. An investigation is underway as to how the order given to one company reached another company. The owner of the house said that the girl was not in a condition to speak to the media. “Let no one show such violence to anyone. She is in a state of fear. Underwent counselling. He told me to complain to the police with courage,” the owner of the house told the media.