Tragic Incident Leads to Zomato Delisting Restaurant: Young Girl’s Death Sparks Investigation

Zomato removes restaurant from platform after young girl's death from birthday cake.

  • Zomato removes restaurant from platform after young girl’s death from birthday cake.
  • Family falls ill after consuming cake from ‘Cake Kanha’; police launch investigation.
  • Restaurant owner barred from operating on Zomato; legal action initiated.

In a tragic incident in Patiala, a young girl’s birthday celebration turned fatal after consuming a cake ordered via Zomato. Following the incident, Zomato took immediate action by delisting the restaurant, ‘Cake Kanha,’ from its platform. The company also banned the restaurant owner from conducting any business on Zomato in the future. Expressing deep sadness and offering full cooperation with law enforcement, Zomato pledged to support the ongoing investigation into the matter.

The police have registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, including selling harmful food or drink and causing death by negligence, based on a complaint from the girl’s family. A significant discovery in the investigation revealed discrepancies in the restaurant’s listed address, casting doubts on its operations. Suspicions arose regarding ‘Cake Kanha’ being a cloud kitchen, as the listed address in Patiala was non-existent, and billing receipts indicated operations from Amritsar. These findings underline the seriousness of the situation and the need for thorough scrutiny to prevent such tragic incidents in the future.