A Swiggy delivery agent has died in Hyderabad after falling from the third floor of a building where he was chased by a pet dog while delivering food. While running away from the animal, Rizwan tried to jump off a railing but slipped and fell.
He died on Sunday. 23-year-old Mohd Rizwan fell from the third floor of the Lumbini Rock Castle apartments in Banjara Hills on January 11 when he was running from the customer’s pet German Shepherd.
While running away from the animal, Rizwan tried to jump off a railing but slipped and fell, suffering critical head injuries. According to the police, when Rizwan showed up at the customer’s door, the dog lunged at him.
Banjara Hills inspector Narender told NDTV a case of causing death due to negligence under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered. He was admitted to Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences by the dog-owner.
The victim’s brother said, “My brother was working at Swiggy. He died after being treated for a few days. He went to Banjara hills to deliver a parcel but fell down trying to escape from the dog. I appeal to the Telangana government that we want justice. The Banjara hills police should take necessary action.”
Banjara Hills inspector of police M Narender said “As Rizwan was handing over the parcel to the customer, the pet dog of her family, a German Shepherd, rushed out of the house and pounced on him. Out of fear of being attacked, Rizwan made an attempt to escape by running for safety. But the dog chased him and he jumped from the third floor of the building.”
The case has been altered to section 304(A) IPC and further investigation is underway.” He further added, “The Swiggy delivery boy Mohammed Rizwan succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at around 6.30 pm on Saturday.