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Zomato India driver sacked after eating customer’s takeaway

Male Zomato delivery driver eating food from a takeaway container.Image copyright @Madan_Chikna
Image caption The Zomato delivery driver was filmed eating food from his delivery bag

Takeaway delivery firm Zomato has apologised after one of its drivers was filmed eating a client’s food and resealing the containers in India.

The video, which was filmed in Madurai in southern India, shows a man wearing a Zomato shirt sitting on a moped eating food out of boxed orders then resealing them and putting them back into a delivery bag.

The video has been viewed thousands of times on social media.

Zomato said it has a “zero tolerance policy” towards food tampering and has sacked the delivery man in question.

In a statement Zomato acknowledged that the video suggests the man was eating food meant for customers.

The company said: “We have spoken to him at length and while we understand that this was a human error in judgement, we have taken him off our platform.”

Zomato also say they will soon introduce “tamper-proof tapes” and “educate their delivery fleet” as a further precaution against food tampering.

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By Kris Bramwell, BBC UGC and social news team

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