In their hour of need people from all walks of life are supporting the family of Salil Tripathi, a Zomato delivery executive who died in a tragic road accident.
The 36-year-old was run over while at work allegedly by a vehicle driven by a policeman. A graduate in hotel management, Tripathi was manager of a restaurant before losing his job during the Covid-19 pandemic following which he joined Zomato.
Working eight hours a day, he managed to earn about Rs.8,000 a month. He is survived by his wife Sucheta and their 10-year-old son.
Following his death, several people reached out to the family to help in whatever way they could. Filmmaker, Manish Mundra, wired Rs.4 lakh to Sucheta’s bank account.
Banguluru-based professional working in a software company said he would fund the education of the child. He wrote: “Salil’s family must be going through a tough phase now that they have lost him. I spoke to the family and made a small contribution.”
Meanwhile, Zomato in a statement which was shared by the company’s founder Deepinder Goyal on Twitter, expressing their grief stated: "We are helping the family with an insurance grant of Rs 10 lakh, and depending on what the family needs going further, we will continue to support them in every possible way.” His wife will also be offered a job to enable her to run the household while the employees have collected Rs.12 lakh for the family.
Sunil D'Souza, a former colleague of Tripathi in hotel Park Plaza, praised him for his honesty and said: He would work extra hours but never complain. I am speaking to his ex-colleagues and people in the hotel industry about a fundraiser.”
Meanwhile, police are conducting a detailed probe into the accident.