Mumbai: A case has been registered against a waiter of a five-star hotel for allegedly spilling hot tea on a 7-year-old girl who had come for breakfast with her parents.
According to the FIR, on September 29 at 9:30 am, Gurgaon-based Nishant Jain (50) accompanied by his wife and two daughters on an official trip, came for breakfast in one of the restaurants at J.W. Marriott Hotel in which they had booked a room on September 24, when a waiter named Monalisa Basumati carrying a hot tea kettle accidentally bumped into Maira, causing the tea to spill onto her left hand, resulting in a burn injury. The complainant alleged that Basumati, as Maira started crying loudly due to pain, told her to be quiet and not inform anyone.
Soon after the incident, Jain took his daughter, a class 3 student, to hospital, where doctors treated her for superficial burns.
Later the Jain family left for Thane to be with Maira’s maternal grandfather. Subsequently, the grandfather, Vilaschandra Porwar, 72, filed a case against the waiter at the Sahar Police Station on Friday.
"Waiter scolded Maira"
“A witness, a foreigner, told us that the waiter scolded Maira after spilling tea on her,” Porwar told The Free Press Journal.
“When we filed the case, we repeatedly requested the police to include the name of the hotel’s manager, but they did not agree. As per my knowledge, the Sahar police and JW Marriott hotel’s management have a close relationship,” he claimed.
Basumati was booked on Friday under Section 337 (causing hurt by an act endangering life) of the Indian Penal Code.