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A chef has been killed by his own customers after they complained that his dish of fried noodles were not up to standard, in a bizarre killing in Germany, according to reports.
The incident took place on the German holiday island of Sylt, and resulted in the death of popular Japanese chef, Miki Nozawa.
The chef is reported to have gotten into a dispute with two guests about a dish of fried noodles, and in the resulting altercation, Nozawa suffered serious injuries and was rushed to an intensive care unit at a local hospital, according to Ulrike Stahlmann-Liebelt, the senior public prosecutor from the nearby town of Flensburg.
However, despite the medical team's best efforts, the 57 year old chef died from his injuries. An autopsy is now being conducting to determine the exact cause of death, authorities have said on Tuesday.
Local police have identified two suspects in the incident, and are currently hunting a 36 and 50 year old. The pair are reportedly skilled workers, according to AAP.
The news has stunned locals, and according to local media reports, the argument between the chef and the duo was sparked by a dish of fried noodles that contained beef and vegetables in it.
The chef had prepared the food for the two customers, however, when they received the dish the pair complained that it had not been prepared to their satisfaction and they demanded a complete refund and refused to pay.
According to German publication, Bild, the two customers left the restaurant without paying after an intense argument.
That appeared to be the end of the incident, however, later that night the Japanese chef met the pair again at a local table dancing bar, and their argument continued and escalated.
A fight is said to have ensued and the chef took a blow to the head. He was rushed to the hospital but died after suffering brain injuries and internal bleeding.
The chef was known to be a specialist in Japanese-Italian fusion food.