Biryani @ Rs 190 plate becomes the cause of restaurateur’s murder

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While the police suspect that the restaurant owner was shot dead as the assailant was angry over the price of biryani, the cops are also probing any other motive for the crime

The Hush Post: A customer got so angry after coming to know the price of a Biryani plate in the Parganas district of West Bengal that he shot the restaurateur dead. The eatery owner had demanded Rs 190 for one plate of Biryani and it made one of the customers furious enough to open fire on the former.

Once the restaurateur asked for money, a fight broke out and one of the customers shot him dead on Sunday, a report said on Wednesday.

Identified as Sanjay Mondal, the restaurant owner was declared dead when taken to a hospital, the report said.

The local police officers reportedly said that they had registered a complaint and arrested one of the suspects, and others are missing. “An FIR was lodged and we have arrested the accused Mohammad Firoz,” the police were quoted as saying. The police added that they were looking for the other accused, the report said.

While the police suspect that the restaurant owner was shot dead as the assailant was angry over the price of biryani, the cops are also probing any other motive for the crime.

“As of now we think it is related to biryani only but our investigation is on,” an officer was quoted as saying.

Deceased Mondal’s brother named the customers who started the fight and said the family was living in terror of the shooter Firoz. “Firoz shot my brother. There were four people: Raja, Firoz, Mogri and Salman. They are hooligans,” the police officer was quoted as having said.

“We all are very scared and don’t know how to run our business peacefully,” the officer reportedly added.

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