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Stabbed to death over Rs 60

india Updated: Dec 26, 2011 00:04 IST
HT Correspondent

An eatery owner stabbed a 32-year-old man to death after an altercation over a difference of Rs 60 in the food bill at Vijay Nagar on National Highway 24 in Ghaziabad late Saturday night.

According to police, the incident took place around 11.30 pm on Saturday night when Prahlad Kumar, a farmer, and his cousin Rinku (who goes by one name), decided dine out and went to the dhaba of one Jaiveer Malik near National Highway 24.

After the dinner, the customers were presented a bill of Rs 200.

The cousins argued that the bill was inflated and that the owner had erroneously charged Rs 60 extra, the police said.

"The duo questioned the bill and refused to pay up as they believed they were overcharged. On the other hand, the owner was adamant on recovering his bill. Soon, an altercation broke out and the owner took out a big pantry knife and stabbed the victim on his chest," Vijay Nagar station officer Anil Kumar told Hindustan Times.

The victim was rushed to MMG district hospital in Ghaziabad where he was declared dead due to critical injuries. The victim was a farm owner from Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh and had come to visit his cousin who stays at Vijay Nagar.

The police later arrested the eatery owner, Jaiveer Malik, and his attendant Sukhveer Singh on charges of murder.

"They were not ready to pay up the bill and an altercation over Rs 60 led to the incident. This infuriated me and led to the incident," the owner told the police after his arrest.

On Friday, a 19-year-old was beaten to death at Mongolpuri in Delhi on Friday over a minor issue.