In a brutal attack over a trivial issue, a road-side Chinese eatery owner in Ulhasnagar, Mumbai flung hot oil at a 29-year-old man for complaining over the taste and price of the food with his brother.

The Vitthalwadi police have registered a cross-complaint and are investigating the matter.

The incident took place at Manoj Koliwada Chinese corner located in Venus Chowk which is a hub for alcoholics.

Around 11.30 pm on Tuesday, Vicky Mhaske along with three of his friends went to the eatery to have their dinner. After having the food, Vicky first complained about the taste to the owner and later created an issue over the bill. Following this, a heated argument broke out between the two, reported mid-day.

Vicky immediately called up his brother Deepak Mhaske and asked him to reach the spot. In the meantime, one of the staff members flung hot oil on Deepak's face, injuring him badly. One of Deepak's friends, Vijay Pagare, also suffered burn injuries on his stomach. Both of them were immediately rushed to the Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar, where they are currently undergoing treatment," said an officer from Vitthalwadi police station.

A case has been registered against the eatery owner and the staff under sections 323, 324, 504 and 34 of IPC.