MUMBAI: A cook of a three-star hotel in Andheri (East) stabbed a waiter to death on Friday morning following a tiff over changes made by a customer in his order the previous night.
After stabbing Jagdish Jalal (42), the accused Madhav Mandal (27) waited for the MIDC police at the hotel so that he could surrender. He was taken into custody around 8. 20am, reports V Narayan.
Mandal from Bhayander and Jalal, a resident of Uttarakhand, had been working at the hotel for over a year. Cops said the two first had a spat at around 1am on the issue. After they got into a heated argument, their colleagues pacified them. However, the two again got into an argument over the same matter at 8. 10am.
Cops: Stabbed in heart, waiter died instantly
After a cook stabbed a waiter to death in an Andheri hotel, the staff told the police this is the first time they had a serious fight since they started working together.
An argument over an order changed by a customer on Thursday night was renewed on Friday morning. “As the argument intensified, Madhav Mandal rushed into the kitchen and returned with a knife. Before anyone could react, he stabbed Jagdish Jalal on the chest. Jalal died on the spot because of the injury suffered in his heart,” MIDC police inspector Deepak Surve said.