Shame: Poor child thrown out of restaurant, Pune McDonald's outlet shut down

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Pune, Jan 18: McDonald's outlet in Pune, which made headlines after a kid was thrown out of the restaurant, has been shut down, media reports informed on Sunday, Jan 18.

McDonalds, meanwhile, began an internal probe into the case. In its official statement, the company said, "McDonald's India is investigating internally an issue that has been reported on an incident involving a street child. The concerned security personnel involved in the incident have been suspended pending completion of an enquiry."

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Continuing its statement on the controversy, the company also added, "We will further examine if in any manner there has been a breach in basic courtesy and respect and take appropriate action, including re-training where required." [Read: Shocking! McDonalds throws street kid out of restaurant for trying to buy cold drink]

"We wish to affirm that we treasure and respect everyone in equal measure and do not support any form of discrimination," added in the statement.

The shocking incident came into light when a customer, who has been identified as Shaheena Attarwala, wrote about the incident on social media.

According to her statement, she on Jan 10 took the kid along with her inside and asked him to stand next to her in the queue.

But soon, an employee (restaurant staff ) came towards the kid and immediately pushed and threw him out of the restaurant saying, "These kind of people are not allowed inside."

When people protested, the worker said such people are not allowed inside. The lady still bought the child a Fanta float, and offered it to him outside the restaurant.

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