Ludhiana, June 15
An owner of an eating joint was allegedly beaten to death by a customer following a dispute over unpaid food bill. The deceased has been identified as Suraj Kumar (22), a resident of Balaji Colony, Sahnewal, who used to run an eating joint near State Bank of India in Kohara.
The police have registered a case against Mohammed Suleman, a resident of Roubal Da Vehra in Kohara, under Section 302 of the IPC in this regard but the accused was yet to be arrested.
The complainant, Pappu Shah, brother of the deceased, alleged that the accused, Mohammed Suleman, had consumed some eggs at the eating joint a few days back but didn’t pay the bill which led to a scuffle between the accused and his brother Suraj.
“On June 13, when Suraj, along with Guddu Shah, went to the kiosk (eating joint) just to make a round, they were accosted by Suleman who was under the influence of liquor at that time. The accused hurled abuses at my brother and hit him several times with a brick. Suraj fell on the ground in an unconscious state and when rushed to ESI Hospital, the doctors declared him dead,” said the complainant.