This triggered a verbal spat and ended in a violent scuffle. The two accused left the victim in a pool of blood and fled after putting the shutter of the restaurant down. Police have registered a case of murder. SHO Ravindra Pratap Singh of Kalwar police station told TOI that the incident took place late on Saturday evening when the deceased, identified as Hameer Singh, asked his employees to make egg bhurji for him.
“He accused the two employees of overcooking the dish and abused them. This irked the duo, who beat him up with hockey sticks and batons,” Singh said. The incident was brought to the notice of police by a man who lives close to the restaurant at 12.30am on Sunday.
“When he saw the shutter of the shop closed, he called up Hameer Singh but received no response. He then informed the police control room,” Singh said.
A team of senior officers, FSL experts and a dog squad then arrived at the spot. “The two brothers, Bablu and Sunil, who worked in the restaurant were missing. The body of Singh was lying in a pool of blood. We took his body for post-mortem,” Singh said, adding that he seemed to have been beaten up badly with injuries on his face and other parts of the body.