"I was very drunk. I bought chicken biryani, he didn't give me chicken biryani. I got angry and did it." - accused of arson
New York: The New York Police of America has arrested a person who set fire to a Bangladeshi restaurant. According to the New York Post, this person set fire to the displeasure of not fulfilling the order of Chicken Biryani. The suspect has been identified as 49-year-old Choephel Norbu. He has admitted to setting fire to Ittadi Garden and Grill in Jackson Heights. He has been charged with arson and criminal rioting.
According to the New York Post, Norbu told police after his arrest, “I was very drunk. I bought chicken biryani, he didn’t give me chicken biryani. I got angry and did it.”
He said, “I bought a can of petrol, and I put it at the store and tried to burn it. I lit it and it exploded, it came on me too.”
The entire incident was captured in the CCTV camera. The New York Fire Department has released a video of it. The footage shows a man, reportedly Norbu, standing outside the restaurant, then sprays flammable material and sets it on fire.
Because the restaurant was closed at night, Norbu threw the flammable material on the shutter, but it could be seen coming back at him.
Norbu bends over, and tries to escape the flames, looking for something in his pocket, but the lighter comes out, but it immediately catches fire, and Norbu falls behind with a big bang.
This Bangladeshi restaurant is in the Jackson Heights area of Queens where America’s small South Asian community lives.