A customer in Hyderabad’s old city area who had ordered a dish on food delivery platform Swiggy refused to accept the same on grounds that the delivery boy was a Muslim.
The Swiggy delivery executive named Mudassir lodged a police complaint on Wednesday in Hyderabad after a customer named Ajay Kumar refused to accept food from him on grounds that he was a Muslim.
Ajay Kumar, the customer from Aliabad, ordered a snack item, Chicken-65, from Grand Bawarchi restaurant at Falaknuma, through Swiggy and made an online payment. While ordering, Ajay mentioned that his preferences were: “Very less spicy. And, please select a Hindu delivery person. All ratings will base on this”.
However, he got upset when Mudassir called him to find out the exact address to deliver the snack item. “He asked my name and when I revealed my identity, he was angry. He shouted at me for not honoring his preferences. He said he was rejecting the delivery because I was a Muslim,” Mudassir said.
While ordering food, Kumar wrote, “Please select Hindu delivery person” in his preferences. “The delivery was automatically assigned to me by the GPS-based system,” Mudassir said.