Pune: A complaint was lodged by a customer alleging that glass pieces were found in a burger at a Burger King outlet in Pune, reported IANS.
A police official said that the matter is being investigated.
“We have registered a complaint by the customer last Saturday (May 18) against Burger King. We are awaiting medical reports from the hospital before taking further steps,” investigating officer said.
Sajit Pathan, 31, an autorickshaw driver had gone for lunch with his friends at the outlet at FC Road on last Wednesday. He had ordered burgers, fries and soft drinks for all his friends, but when he took a bite of the burger, he suddenly choked and spat out blood.
His friends checked Pathan’s burger and allegedly found some broken glass pieces in it.
They immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital for treatment but were advised to return the following day. The next day doctors assured that the pieces would naturally exit his body through excretion.
The manager at Burger King outlet, however, denied any knowledge of the incident.
According to police, the victim’s condition is now fine but investigations would continue. Police have also scanned the CCTV footage but prima facie suggests that there was no evidence of glass in the burger.
An FIR has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including Section 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others).