Two Bhutan residents were arrested for allegedly assaulting ice-cream parlour staffers over the price of the dessert at a shopping mall in Siliguri city in northern West Bengal on Saturday, police said.
According to the ice-cream parlour’s owner, the two arrested persons had dessert at the shop in the shopping mall on Sevoke Road but paid an amount lesser than their bill, a police officer said.
When the owner demanded that they pay the entire amount, one of them took out a dagger and lunged at him. He ducked but the dagger cut the neck of a staffer standing behind him, while the weapon slipped from the attacker’s hand and hit another employee’s leg, injuring both, the officer said.
When other shopkeepers came to the ice-cream parlour owner and employees’ aid, the duo allegedly also threatened to attack them, he said.
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Officers from Bhaktinagar Police Station reached the spot and nabbed the two Bhutanese, he said, adding the injured persons were taken to a private hospital and their condition is stated to be stable.