Three persons were on Friday admitted to the burn ward at Victoria hospital in Bengaluru after a fight over payment of PG rent took a bad turn.
Shivaram, the building owner got into an argument with Suhas, whose mother Hemalatha runs a paying guest accommodation in the building in Hamumanthnagar in South Bengaluru.
The scuffle that started allegedly over Hemalatha not paying rent for three months, ended in three persons admitted to the burn ward and two police complaints filed.
The Times of India reports that Shivaram was angry at Hemalatha for not paying the rent on time and was also upset about the deteriorating condition of the building due to poor maintenance.
The fight between Shivaram and Suhas took an ugly turn when Shivaram poured boiling sambar on Suhas and Sidappa, who was preparing the sambar for the residents of the building.
According to reports, Shivaram lifted the 10-litre utensil which had boiling sambar and threw on the two men. In the process, Shivaram also sustained burn injuries.
While Shivaram sustained 13% burns, Suhas and Siddaraju sustained 14% and 8% burn injuries respectively.
Shivaram’s wife Rekha filed a police complaint against Suhas for allegedly misbehaving with her minor daughter after which he was booked under for outraging the modesty of a woman. Hemalatha also accused Shivaram of threatening her and filed a case for negligent conduct.