Food delivery driver assaults customer, worried that she would lodge a complaint that he was late

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A food delivery driver allegedly assaulted a customer, leaving her bloodied, worried that she would lodge a complaint against him for being late.

The victim, a part-time postgraduate student, required stitches on her forehead following the incident which occurred on Saturday, 7 Oct.

According to local reports, the victim had ordered a meal through the Ele.me takeaway app at 6pm from a restaurant just 10-minutes walking distance from her apartment in Haikou, on the Chinese island of Hainan.

The deliveryman was more than two hours late.

Frustrated, the victim decided to pick up her food at the restaurant herself at 8.20pm. However, the deliveryman contacted her and asked her to wait for him near the eatery’s entrance.

Instead of apologising for his tardiness, the delivery driver asked her whether she is going to make a complaint against him, before hitting her head with a nearby car lock.

The victim said: “I was so badly beaten that all I could do was kneel on the ground and try to hold up my head.”

Hearing the commotion, the restaurant’s owner came to the victim’s aid and restrained her assailant. The victim was subsequently spent over S$400 for treatment at a local hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing and Ele.me is assisting in the investigations, according to reporesentatives. Unfortunately, since the company dismissed the delivery driver following the assault, police officers presently do not have any way to contact him.

 

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    i was taken aback , and in fact to disbelief upon reading what has had happened. On further reading it then dawn on me that the incident erupted in CHINA, Such an incident is commonplace there as here it would be sheer madness to exhibit such animal-like behaviour like a beast of a character as no matter how we should keep our mood characteristically checked unless you are too vulnerable to mental breakdowns which would render you to a hefry fine plus canning as your just dessert.

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    Hey The Independent Singapore, what’s the point of bringing up a beating story in China?

    I mean there are daily gun violence in US, and I haven’t see an article from the Las Vegas gun violence from your end

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