BHUBANESWAR: Saheed Nagar police on Wednesday arrested a restaurant owner and his two sons for allegedly assaulting a 25-year-old youth on Monday night which led to his death the following day.
The accused were identified as Besarat Ahmed Khan, Salamat Ahmed Khan and Tejarat Ahmed Khan, who run a restaurant - ‘Atithi’, located opposite to the Kalinga Stadium here.
According to the police, the deceased, Satrughan Behera, was involved in a scuffle over payment of food bill with Besarat and his sons, who assaulted him brutally.
The matter was reported to the police control room by a passerby, after which a PCR van arrived at the spot, rescued Behera and dropped him at his house at Behera Sahi.
On Tuesday morning, Behera’s mother Mukta spotted him in an unconscious condition and rushed him to the Capital Hospital where he was declared dead.
On the basis of a complaint lodged by Mukta, a murder case was registered and the restaurant owner and his sons were detained.
“They were arrested after autopsy reports of the deceased confirmed that Behera sustained grievous internal injuries on his liver and intestine which led to his death,” a police official said.
The father-son trio have been booked under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC and sent to judicial custody.