Owner Of A Roadside Chinese Eatery In Mumbai Allegedly Threw Hot Oil On Customer After Verbal Argument

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1:40 pm 10 Nov, 2017

A 29-year old man suffered serious injuries after the owner of a local eatery in Ulhasnagar area of Mumbai threw hot oil from a wok at him. According to reports, the brother of the victim, Deepak Mhaske, allegedly had an argument with the eatery owner over the taste and price of food. A cross-complaint in the matter has been registered at the Vitthalwadi police station and investigation is being carried out.

 

Eatery owner filling his jug with hot oil.  DailyMail/ CEN

As reported by Mid-Day, the police revealed that the incident took place at Manoj Koliwada Chinese food corner at Venus Chowk of Ulhasnagar. Since people are allowed to consume alcohol at this eating joint, it usually remains quite crowded.

 

Eatery owner throws hot oil at Deepak Mhaske and his friend.  DailyMail/ CEN

Around 11:30 pm on Tuesday, the victim’s brother Vicky went to the eatery along with three friends to have dinner. After they were served food, Vicky first complained about its taste to the owner and then the two had an argument over the bill. Following this, a heated verbal brawl began between the two and Vicky called up his brother Deepak, asking him to reach the spot immediately.

 

Victim Deepak Mhaske.  Mirror/ CEN

As Deepak arrived, the eatery owner threw hot oil on his face from a wok. Deepak’s friend Vijay Pagre who accompanied him to the spot also suffered burn injuries on his stomach. The two were rushed to the Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar immediately.

An officer of the Vitthalwadi police station revealed:

“A case has been registered against the eatery owner and the staff under sections 323, 324, 504 and 34 of IPC. We have recovered a CCTV footage from the area, which clearly shows the accused throwing hot oil on the victim.”

Watch the video of the complete incident as captured by a CCTV camera:

As the video went viral, Twitter was flooded with reactions. Some thought that the eatery owner wouldn’t have straightaway thrown oil and the victim also must have done something wrong, while others condemned the act by the eatery owner. Have a look at some of the reactions below: