Hyderabad: A man wanting to grab some snack during the interval of a movie at INOX GVK One Mall, Hyderabad, was left horrified after he found a cockroach in a veg roll. Nikhil Krishna filmed his experience and shared it on social media.

Nikhil told NewsMeter, “I went to INOX hoping for a 'horrifying' experience watching The Grudge, but the interval with their food options made for a greater scare.”

After Nikhil posted the cockroach clip on Twitter, INOX regretted the incident. “I received a call from INOX. I was actually unhappy as to how they had my private information. The regional head of INOX had called me. He Apologised and offered compensation. He also asked for my feedback.”

Nikhil thinks it will be a waste of time to complain to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation or the consumer court.

Vijay Gopal, an anti-corruption activist, said, "The main problem is lack of staff in the GHMC food safety department and there is no publicity about how a consumer can complain. The GHMC should advertise on how consumers can approach its food safety department.”

This is second such incident in Hyderabad this year. Earlier, a man had spotted rats feeding on tomatoes at Ratnadeep supermarket on Botanical Garden Road.

GHMC Food Security Inspector, Sudarshan Reddy says, “We in a day get two to three complaints. Mostly the complaints are against the food delivery apps. A medical officer accompanies the inspection of food outlets and if any outlet is found violating the food norms, we fine them. Due to lack of staff in the GHMC food safety department, there is a delay in inspections. The GHMC requires around 50 staff, but currently, we are only two in Hyderabad. ”

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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