A 20-year-old man working as a food delivery executive with Swiggy was stabbed and robbed by four men in the early hours of Wednesday in central Bengaluru. The incident was reported from Thiyagi M Palanivelu Road on MG Road.
According to reports, the victim, Vinay, was riding his two-wheeler after he had delivered an order at 12.40 am, when four men started chasing him on two bikes. Then, one of those bikes hit his vehicle causing him to fall to the ground. The men then threatened him to give up his valuables. When Vinay showed resistance, he was stabbed and left bleeding, as they made away with Rs 4,000 in cash.
Vinay received injuries on his right hand and his abdomen. Following this, one commuter saw him in that condition and volunteered to take him to the police station. Meanwhile, a patrol van spotted them and rushed him to St Philomena’s hospital.
“We have taken up a case of attempt to murder and robbery and have formed a team to nab them,” the invesigation officer attached to Ashokenagar Police Station told The New Indian Express.
This is not the only incident of assault against food delivery executives. In May, five persons were arrested by Halasuru police in the city. That time it was customers who had attacked the delivery executive for allegedly delivering their food late. The assaulters had left him injured and did not pay for their food.