India Delivery Man Sacked for Eating Food Sparks Sympathy

The sacking of a food delivery man in India after he was filmed eating a client’s food and resealing the containers has sparked a conversation about the delivery industry in the country. The BBC finds out more.

The video, which was filmed in Madurai in southern India, shows the delivery man, who is wearing a T-shirt from popular Indian food delivery app Zomato, eating food out of boxed orders then resealing them and putting them back into a delivery bag.

Initially met with disgust, anger, and ridicule, the video was watched thousands of times.

Delivery Driver Eats Food

The social reactions prompted Zomato, one of India’s biggest food delivery companies, to react with a statement that they took “food tampering very seriously”.

However, with the news that Zomato had decided to terminate the employment of the unidentified delivery man, the conversation began to turn more sympathetic.

Driver Caught eating Food

Many pointed to long work hours, difficult conditions and poor pay as serious issues faced by delivery employees.

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