Saturday, February 20, 2010

Teens attack city hotelier with swords after bill row

12 Feb 2010 JAIPUR: A hotel owner in Jhotwara area was seriously injured when he was attacked with swords by over half a dozen men on Wednesday night. His right hand was badly injured. He is undergoing treatment at Kanwatia Hospital in Shashtri Nagar.
The attackers who were allegedly drunk include two teenagers, who are school students. Police arrested four accused and said that they had a minor brawl over payment of food at the hotel which led to the fight.
According to the police, the incident took place at Hotel Manohar Palace situated near Kalwar Road around 10 pm. “Six-seven youths came in a Scorpio carrying swords and attacked the hotel owner, Mahendra Chawdhary,” said a police officer.
Before that, some youths had taken dinner at the hotel and had a minor scuffle with Mahendra over payment. “They were drunk, and left the hotel after threatening the owner. They came back half an hour latter in a Scorpio carrying swords and attacked the hotel owner,” said the officer. They allegedly took away Rs 18,600 from a drawer in the reception area and snatched Mahendra’s gold chain before fleeing from the spot. “They had nearly chopped off his hand, but the customers raised an alarm following which they left him unconscious and fled,” the officer added.
The police have arrested four men — Umrao Singh (30), Vijay Singh (19), Dilip Singh (21) and a 16-year old minor.

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