UP shopkeeper arrested for throwing hot oil on customer who paid Re 1 less for samosa

Radhika Dhawad | Jun 19, 2019 16:53

Uttar Pradesh Police booked a sweet shop owner Suresh Kumar and his sons Pramod and Ram for allegedly attacking two brothers with hot oil after they failed to pay rupee one for samosa. The shopkeeper operates a sweet shop at Mathura’s Retia market. The incident took place on Tuesday and soon a case was registered against seven men involved in the act.

Twenty-two year old Vishnu, along with his brother Hemraj, had brought a samosa priced at Rs 6 per piece. Vishnu handed Rs 5 to the shopkeeper by saying that he didn’t have a change of rupee one. Soon, Suresh got furious and along with his sons, started hurling abuses at Vishnu.

Both Vishnu and Hemraj suffered severe burns due to the hot oil thrown at them. Immediately, the duo registered a police complaint under Sections 326, 504 and 506 of the IPC. While the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested the sons, the main accused Suresh is yet to be traced.

As per the shopkeeper and his sons, the two customers vandalised their shop and even robbed them off their money when asked to pay for the samosa. However, police are trying to find out whether the hot oil was deliberately thrown or it was just an accident.

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