In a bizarre incident, a delivery agent from Swiggy allegedly shot dead the owner of a restaurant in Greater Noida near Delhi. The matter is currently under investigation.
Restaurant Owner Declared Dead At The Hospital
As per the information revealed so far, the police is currently studying CCTV footage from the area to track down the delivery agent. As per the reports, the delivery agent was at the restaurant to pick up an order of chicken biryani and poori sabzi. While the biryani was ready on time but the other item was going to take some time.
Following this, the staff member of the restaurant informed the delivery agent of the delay. After this, he got into an argument with the staff and then the owner of the restaurant, Sunil Agarwal, intervened. The delivery agent reportedly verbally abused the restaurant employee.
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After Agarwal intervened and tried to end the argument, he was allegedly shot in the head by the delivery agent. The restaurant employees rushed Agarwal to the hospital and was declared dead.
Rakesh Nagar, a resident near the restaurant said that he was called by the restaurant staff and informed that their owner has been shot. He said that when he reached he realised that Agarwal was still breathing. Following, he dialed 100 and then called for an ambulance. But eventually, they took Agarwal to the hospital in their own vehicle.
Police Officer Vishal Pandey said that the delivery boy who (allegedly) killed the restaurant owner because of the delay in getting the order ready. He informed that they have released three teams to find the culprit.
Swiggy In Talks To Acquire Dunzo
This comes after Swiggy is said to be in initial talks to acquire delivery services startup company Dunzo. It is said to be in talks with other companies to raise a huge sum to double the valuation from $5.5 billion to $10-12 billion.
If the deal goes through, it will help Swiggy expand their business and venture into the delivery basket for non-food items.