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A vegetarian filed a legal petition seeking financial compensation after a restaurant served her meat on a pizza in India.

The woman is vegetarian for religious reasons and accuses the restaurant of giving her ‘permanent mental agony’, according to the India news outlet, NDTV.

Deepali Tyagi ordered the vegetarian pizza two years ago and is now seeking the equivalent of almost £99,000.

When she took a bite she realized the pizza contained meat and complained immediately.

The management offered the whole family fresh pizzas free of cost, the report claims, but Tyagi claimed this wasn’t enough to make up for the ‘permanent mental agony’ caused.

She also complained that the manager acted in a ‘very casual’ way.

As a result of mistakingly eating meat, Tyagi said she would have to endure ‘several long and expensive rituals’ throughout her life.

‘Wounded soul’

The petition states: “The opposite party has a deceitfully involved complainant in that sin of eating animal meat.

“They have wounded her soul giving her mental agony for her whole life. They have ravaged her religious belief.”

Many people across India avoid eating meat on religious grounds. The country is seeing a shift towards more plant-based diets.

The Dehli District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission called the pizza outlet to reply to the woman’s complaint. A hearing is set for March 17.

Emily is a News and Features Writer for Plant Based News. She has previously worked as a journalist in Devon, UK, reporting on local issues from politics to the environment.