Man throws hot oil at dhaba owner for delay in serving tea

Nayagarh: A dhaba owner sustained critical burn injuries after a customer threw hot oil from a frying pan at him. The incident occurred at Bakalabandha village under Nuagaon police limits. According to reports, the customer lost his temper and attacked the dhaba owner who allegedly failed to serve tea on time.

The critically injured dhaba owner has been identified as Krushna Chandra Sahu, a native of  Bakalabandha village.

According to sources, one Jugal Barada came to Sahu’s dhaba and ordered tea. After waiting for some time, when he asked Sahu to serve it immediately, an altercation ensued between them. In a fit of rage,  Barada allegedly threw the hot oil from the frying pan at Sahu, sources added.

“Since there were many customers in the dhaba, there was a delay in serving tea. He threatened to kill me and break my shop” alleged Sahu.

Family members of Sahu immediately rushed him to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) where he is undergoing treatment. Sahu has sustained 45 percent burn injuries and his condition is stated to be critical, stated sources.

Meanwhile, Nayagarh police reached the spot and arrested Barada. “We have arrested the accused and registered a case against him. He will be forwarded to the court,” said Nayagarh Sub-Divisional Police Office (SDPO) Sudhakar Sahu.