Chef killed over meal by disgruntled diners, police say

A Japanese chef was killed on a German holiday island following an alleged dispute with two guests who didn't like the noodle dish he prepared for them.

The 57-year-old chef Miki Nozawa died Monday in a local hospital as a result of injuries he reportedly sustained when he was beaten by two customers, the Herald Sun reports.

Police initially detained two suspects, ages 50 and 36, but released them due to a lack of evidence. They're still being questioned on a voluntary basis, police said.

A local newspaper reported that the men were displeased with their dish of friend noodles, vegetables and beef and asked not to be charged. They left without paying, then happened to meet the chef again at a nearby bar, where the dispute allegedly escalated.

The cook's cause of death hasn't been officially determined, but unconfirmed reports suggest he died from a brain hemorrhage.

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