A sweet shop owner threw hot oil on a 26-year-old man following a dispute over Re 1. The incident took place on Tuesday, June 18, where the victim’s brother had bought a samosa for Rs 6, but paid Rs 5 – a Re less, as he didn’t have change.
A scuffle arose with the accused Suresh Kumar and his sons abusing and thrashing the victim, his brother, according to a TOI report.
Victim Hemraj said, he and his brother 22-year-old brother Vishnu had gone to a sweet shop, where the latter bought a samosa. Suresh, the shopkeeper, along with his sons, started abusing and beating Vishnu for not paying the remaining amount.
“Vishnu called me and when I reached there, they threw hot oil from a pan on me and my brother,” Hemraj was quoted as saying by the daily. Hemraj received major burn injuries and Vishnu escaped with minor burns.
The shopkeeper said that when he demanded money for the samosa from Vishnu, the later and his brother vandalized his shop and looted money.
Police are investigating into the case and see if the shopkeeper had intentionally poured hot oil.
A case had been registered against seven persons, under sections 326, 504, 506, based on the victim’s complaint.