Mumbai crime: Woman asks for knife to cut cake; waiter attacks her with it

Jan 08, 2019, 20:00 IST | mid-day online correspondent

According to the police, the accused was upset at work prior to the victim's arrival. The incident happened in Andheri East

Mumbai crime: Woman asks for knife to cut cake; waiter attacks her with it
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A 23-year-old waiter, identified as Nishant Gowda was arrested by the Andheri police for allegedly attacking a woman with a knife after she asked him for one to cut a cake. The woman, Farzana Mirat, 30 was celebrating her wedding anniversary when she suffered a cut on her neck.

Mirat, an NRI, reached Mumbai from South Africa and checked into a hotel at JB Nagar in Andheri East. She had gone to the hotel cafeteria to celebrate her wedding anniversary and asked Gowda, the waiter to arrange for a cake and a few other things. However, Gowda brought a cake without the knife. When Mirat asked him to bring a knife, he came back but did not hand it over to her, instead, attacked her on the neck.

A police officer told Mumbai Mirror, "Gowda was apparently irritated by the constant ordering by Mirat and attacked her on the neck with a knife. Fortunately for Mirat, the knife was not sharp and she sustained a minor wound." The officer added that Gowda had also been upset at work prior to Mirat's arrival. 

A case has been registered under section 326(causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code. The police have taken the statement of the victim and are investigating the case further.

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