After being denied free paan, an alcoholic youth bit the left ear and the lower lip of a paan vendor in Lucknow's Alambagh area. The incident occurred when the vendor refused to give paan to the youth who wanted it without paying money. The youth Shalu, 28, a videographer by profession, was arrested on Wednesday night, December 25. 

Paan vendor
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The incident

According to police, the incident took place late on Tuesday night, December 24 when the victim, Satyendra, was closing his paan shop in Sujanpur. Shalu walked up to him and demanded a free paan. Satyendra refused and Shalu picked up a stone and hit him. He then bit Satyendra's left ear. As the vendor fell down groaning in pain, Shalu bit his lower lip too before fleeing.

Paan shop, Tobacco
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Passers-by rushed a bleeding and unconscious Satyendra to hospital, where his wounds were dressed up. Station House Officer (SHO), Alambagh, AK Sahi said a case had been registered against Shalu, who is said to be an alcoholic.