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Pune man spits blood, chokes after biting into burger with broken glass
A man, who went to Burger King with his three friends, landed in a hospital in Pune after he ate a burger with pieces of glass in it.

  (Agencies)- A lunch outing of four friends in Pune at a global fast-food chain outlet turned into a nightmare after one of them took a bite of his burger and landed in hospital.
According to a report in Mid-Day, the four of them had gone to Burger King on FC Road to grab a bite. As soon as Sajit Pathan, 31, bit into his burger, he complained of irritation in his throat and spat blood. When his friends checked the burger, they found pieces of broken glass in it.
The incident, which took place at around 3pm on Wednesday, came to light after Pathan and his friends filed a complaint against Burger King and its employees at the Deccan Gymkhana police station.
Speaking to the Mumbai tabloid about the incident, Pathan's 33-year-old friend Ajay Chacale said, We had met after a long time. Sajit bought burgers, french fries and soft drinks for all of us. He spent around Rs. 521. As soon as Pathan bit into his burger, he began coughing and we assumed something was stuck in his throat.
He had a soft drink to feel better but started bleeding instead. We checked his burger and found small pieces of glasses in it. Sajit soon began vomiting, and complained of uneasiness and breathlessness," he added.
Friends took Sajit Pathan to a nearby hospital. The hospital was not equipped to handle the case, so they took him to Sahyadri Hospital. Doctors advised admitting Pathan to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but his friends did not have enough money for it.
"We paid Rs 15,000 and returned home. The doctors told us the next day that the small glass pieces would exit the body through excretion and vomit. We spent around Rs 35,000 at the hospital," Chacale added. When the four approached Burger King, they accused them of mixing the glass pieces to "encash on the incident and defame them". The friends then approached the police. "We want to teach them a lesson," Chacale told Mid-Day.
According to the tabloid report, senior inspector Deepak Lagad of Deccan Gymkhana police station said that a case has been registered and the matter is under investigation.




An FIR had been registered under sections 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 34 (an act done with common intention) of the Indian Penal Code based on the statements and medical reports provided by the complainant. "We have checked the CCTV footage of the incident and it does prima facie appear glass pieces were in the burger. The matter is under investigation," Lagad said.
Manager of the FC Road Burger King outlet, Chetan Hegane, refused to comment on the incident, the tabloid reported.

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