Former KMC official, family members assaulted at China Town restaurant
Kolkata: A former senior official of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), along with his family members including his daughter, who is a teacher in a private engineering college in the city, were manhandled when they went to a restaurant at China Town on Poila Baishak, which fell on April 15.
Biplab Bhattacharya, a former senior official of KMC, received serious injuries on his face and leg, as he was assaulted. Two of their mobile phones were also lost when the incident took place.
His daughter Amrita Bhattacharya lodged a complaint with Pragati Maidan police station in this connection, stating that she, "along with her husband, son, father and mother, had gone to Hot Wok restaurant at China Town for dinner on April 15" and she shared her nightmarish experience in the complaint letter that was received by the police on April 16.
Amrita stated in the letter that they had complained against bad service in the restaurant, as even drinking water was not served to them.
She alleged that "The hotel staff was not even serving drinking water to us. The manager came when we started shouting and my father complained about the service and expressed his annoyance. Then the manager pushed him back and the other staff held my father and pushed my husband and hit him. During the incident, my father's mobile phone was also lost." She further stated in the complaint letter that "then all of a sudden an unknown man came in between and started asking me whether I had reported before entering the restaurant, how many mobile phones I was carrying. When I reacted to it, he started misbehaving and started assaulting me. I pushed him off for self defence…Then suddenly he pulled my father outside" and hit him hard on his left eye and on his head.
All their belongings got scattered and their mobile phones were lifted from the spot. She further alleged that the unknown man also beat her up, her husband and hurled expletives at her mother.
When contacted, Jeff Lee of Hot Wok Village restaurant said: "The allegations are false and the police have collected the footages of surveillance cameras."