Ratan Singh, 26, a waiter in Meerut, insisted his customers pay for two additional chappatis they ordered, and an argument ensued involving some 8 men who were said to be drunk. In the scuffle one of the customers shot him dead. Soon after Ratan was shot, some shots were fired into the air and other customers panicked as some captured the scene on video, which gave police some vital clues and allowed them to identify some of the men involved. Police later said they had identified Jitendra, Pradeep Tyagi and Bhanu Pratap Singh and a search was on to nab the others involved. Ratan's body was sent for a post-mortem examination and his family arrived in the city and took his body for last rites to their home in Uttarakhand.