HYDERABAD: A tiff over sharing customer’s tip between a waiter and his contractor led to the death of a waiter at Spice Bawarchi hotel in Kanchanbagh.
The deceased has been identified as Raju, 25, a resident of Public Gardens. He was a daily-wage labourer.
SI P Ashok Babu said that one Kamlesh hires daily-wage labourers to work in various hotels as waiters. Kamlesh collects the amount from hotel owners and distribute hte daily wages after collecting his share.
“Few days ago, Kamlesh hired Raju and others as waiters at Spice Bawarchi hotel. The waiters are supposed to give the tips given by customers to Kamlesh who then distributes the amount equally. However, Kamlesh failed to share `130 which was due to Raju,” the SI said.
When Raju demanded his share, heated arguments ensued between the two which resulted in Kamlesh assaulting Raju.
The victim fell on the ground and hit a stone. Receiving serious head injuries, Raju died on the spot,” Ashok Babu noted.
A passerby noticed the incident and alerted the police who found Raju dead. He was shifted to mortuary for postmortem. Police detained Kamlesh in connection with the offence.
During preliminary investigation, it was revealed that Kamlesh engaged around ten persons few days ago and dispatched them to various hotels as waiters. Police registered a case of suspicious death. Based on the postmortem report, action will be taken against Kamlesh.