Table-waiting has joined the list of potentially fatal jobs in Russia after a drunken cafe patron in Moscow region killed a steward with a single blow by his beer mug, police reported.
The waiter, a Bosnia and Herzegovina citizen whose name was withheld, remained hospitalised for six days before dying of his head injury.
The 29-year-old customer was acting out of "hooliganistic intent" when he hit on the waiter's head, said police without divulging more details.
The incident took place in Serpukhov city late September, but was not reported earlier.
Police have charged the offender.