Monday, February 2, 2009

Hotel set afire in Imphal

Imphal, February 2 : TWO UNKNOWN persons who were having tea at a fast food hotel located at the Churachandpur parking on Tiddim road near Keishampat junction here sprinkled petrol in the bedroom of the workers and set on fire.

The incident happened at Shanti Fast Food Hotel at about 2 pm today.

One Kangujam Chaoba (35) runs the hotel by employing some Bihari workers.

One of the Bihari workers who was a witness to the whole incident told reporters that the two persons entered the hotel to have tea.

After having tea and some snacks, one of them went out and brought a bottle of petrol, and told him (Bihari worker) that it was very costly, he bought the petrol at Rs 40 .

Then he entered the room where the workers sleep, and poured the petrol in the room and lit it.

The two persons immediately left the hotel.

Fire Service reached the hotel at once and extinguished the fire before it could spread and cause heavy damage.

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