Hot Pot Restaurant to Pay $35,000 to Woman After Waiter Poured Boiling Hot Soup on Her

Hot Pot Restaurant to Pay $35,000 to Woman After Waiter Poured Boiling Hot Soup on Her

November 4, 2016
A Chinese hot pot restaurant in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, has been ordered by a court to pay 237,000 yuan ($35,070) to a woman who suffered burns after one of their waiters poured scalding hot soup all over her body.
The amount was determined on Thursday following the case initiated against the restaurant last week.
The incident happened in August 2015 when the woman, surnamed Lin, was eating at the restaurant with her mother and seven-year-old daughter.
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According to Shanghaiist, Lin got into a dispute with one of the restaurant’s waiters, surnamed Zhu, over the amount of water in the hot pot.
Lin then posted about the restaurant’s poor service on social media. Zhu found it and asked her to delete it, but she refused.
Furious, Zhu headed to the kitchen and returned with a bowl of scalding hot soup and poured it all over Lin’s head. He proceeded to beat her on the ground.
The shocking encounter left 42% of Lin’s body severely burned. Zhu, who was 17 at the time, was sentenced to jail for 22 months in a January 2016 ruling.
As per Sina News, Lin originally asked for 577,500 yuan ($82,500) to compensate “economic losses,” but because the restaurant already covered her medical treatment, the amount was reduced.
Watch the gruesome scene below:
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      Carl Samson is a Senior Editor for NextShark




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