Pune: McDonalds throws street kid out, says 'these kind of people not allowed'

Pune: McDonalds throws street kid out, says 'these kind of people not allowed'

In a shocking incident, a homeless child was pushed out of a McDonalds restaurant in Pune. The issue has now got the attention of Maharashtra government and is expected to order a probe soon.

"I will get back to you after I enquire into the incident. I don't have all the pertinent information with me yet," Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, according to IBN Live.

The issue came to light when a woman, who took the child to the fast-food restaurant in question, posted it on her Facebook account.

Shaheena Attarwala wanted to buy the homeless kid a Fanta float from McDonalds  after the latter asked for it.  

When she was standing in the line along with the child at the outlet,  a staff of the McDonalds, "pushed and threw the kid out." She described that the staff was "extremely rude and told her that these kind of people are not allowed inside."

In another post, Attarwala said people from McDonalds called her "after watching the CCTV footage and tried to cover it up by saying that they took that step because they have had a bomber incident before 2012."

"I asked him what if this same incident of throwing out a poor kid from your restaurant happened in USA ...he said ma'am this is INDIA," she wrote on her wall.

However, McDonalds has said that it has ordered an internal probe on the incident. "We wish to affirm that we treasure and respect everyone in equal measure and do not support any form of discrimination," the fast-food giant said in a statement, according to IBN Live.

The issue has also become a hot topic of discussion on Reddit and has received mixed reaction.

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