Mumbai chef dies as waiter hits him with cylinder over delay in preparing food
The waiter Manjit Kumar (26) is a resident of Uttar Pradesh and had come to Bhiwandi a few months ago while the deceased Abhijit Roy was from Kolkata and had come to Bhiwandi six months ago.Updated: Jul 07, 2017 13:31 IST
A 25-year-old waiter allegedly killed a chef of a Chinese restaurant in Bhiwandi during a heated argument on Thursday.
The men were fighting over the delay in preparing food which led to fewer customers visiting the restaurant.
The waiter Manjit Kumar (26) is a resident of Uttar Pradesh and had come to Bhiwandi a few months ago while the deceased Abhijit Roy was from Kolkata and had come to Bhiwandi six months ago.
Both of them were employed at the chinese restaurant in April.
According to the police, around 11pm on Wednesday Kumar and Roy had a heated argument over delay in preparing and serving food.
“Roy did not like Kumar entering the kitchen while he was cooking as he found it disturbing,” said an officer from Narpoli police station. “Meanwhile, whenever Roy would take time to prepare the food, Kumar would get into the kitchen and ask him to work faster as customers would leave and not return when they took time to serve the food,” he added.
They had an argument over the matter again on Wednesday night when the owner of the restaurant intervened and sorted things out. Around 2am, the men broke into an argument again inside the restaurant during which Kumar hit Roy with a cylinder. Roy suffered deep injuries on his face and started bleeding profusely.
Kumar allegedly got scared and fled the spot. “When another waiter walked into the room in the morning, he found Roy lying in a pool of blood. He alerted the hotel owner and took Kumar to Kalwa Hospital but he died during treatment,” said the officer.
The police said that there were three people in the restaurant when the incident took place. Of which, another waiter who was lying right next to Roy pretended to be asleep because he did not want to be a part of the argument and watched Kumar hit Roy.
The police also said that he did not speak up after the incident as he was scared and fell asleep later.
“We have recorded his statement and a case of murder has been registered. We are searching for Kumar and suspect that he has fled to UP,” said the officer.
First Published: Jul 07, 2017 13:31 IST