Curry house manager 'dies of suspected heart attack after row with customer over the bill'

  • Police called to Akbar's restaurant in Manchester shortly before 11pm
  • 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assault remains in custody

By Daily Mail Reporter

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The manager of an Indian restaurant died of a suspected heart attack after reportedly getting into an argument with a customer over an unpaid bill.

Police were called to the popular Akbar's Indian restaurant in Manchester city centre shortly before 11pm last night following the quarrel which reportedly began as a dispute over the quality of the food.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody for questioning.

The manager of the Akbar's Indian Restaurant in Manchester died of a suspected heart attack after reportedly getting into an argument with a customer over an unpaid bill

The manager of the Akbar's Indian Restaurant in Manchester died of a suspected heart attack after reportedly getting into an argument with a customer over an unpaid bill

The manager, who has been named as Mohammed Asif, was in his 40s, was rushed to hospital but emergency services were unable to save his life.

 

The exact cause of death will be announced following a post-mortem examination.

The area remained cordoned off on Saturday afternoon as scenes of crime officers continued their investigation.

A spokesman for the restaurant has said it would be closed on Saturday evening.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: 'At 10.45pm on Friday police were called following a dispute at a restaurant on Liverpool Road in Manchester city centre.

'After the dispute a man in his 40s collapsed. He was rushed to hospital, however he sadly died.

'Police are investigating the incident and enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of death.

'A 37-year-old man remains in police custody for questioning.'

The comments below have been moderated in advance.

Unfortunately more and more custommers are rude, mean and pushy these days, some of them try to get things for free and than make a scene when asked to pay or denied the product. I just try not to take it personaly and not to transfer my frustration onto the rest of the custommers. RIP poor guy.

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How awful!

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Very sad, may he rest in peace.

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The worst job you can have is to deal with customers.

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A 'Heart Attack' is Natural..... Why is a man in custody ? Can we not complain of our flippin food anymore ?

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The full facts are yet to come out, but I doubt a heart attack would be caused by someone politely suggesting a reduction in their bill. It would be because the manager was stressed by the confrontation to the extent his heart failed.

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I patronise an Indian restaurant, a family run business that takes the greatest pride in making sure that its customers have a wonderful meal and a comfortable location. Guess what? In come the yobs, asking for lager before they have even looked at the menu. Straight to the Gents indicates that they have been on the sauce already. Loud and arrogant, they destroy the atmosphere for all other diners, and the poor waiters etc have the invariable messes they leave especially in the washroom to contend with. Such patience in the face of downright rudeness. Good job I don't cook there! I'd give the blighters something to regret for their crude behaviours....chilli can be a great leveller of mankind! especially in the morning! G Bartholomew East Sussex How they keep their patience I will never know. - Myself, Heathfield, 07/12/2013 17:44 Couldn't have put it better myself!!! A well-considered and thoughtful comment. Totally on the money!

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I love akbars

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Prayers go out to his family.

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Whilst I have sympathy with the deceased's family, if the customer thought that he was not getting value for money, then he had every right to complain. I have been in some restaurants when a customer has complained and the staff have went really overboard, just look at how Gordon Ramsey reacts when someone complaints.

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