A doctor would have almost lost Rs 4 lakh from his account when he tried to pay a toll fee on on Kochi-Mumbai National Highway near Udupi around 10.30pm Saturday. Dr Rao, the name he has given to the cop, was travelling to Mysur and when he reached the toll gate he gave his debit card to pay the toll fee. A groggy attendant who took the card and swiped Rs 4 lakh instead of Rs 4 toll fee.
He even handed over the card and slip to the doctor who moved on without noticing the mistake. However, he came to know about the heavy loss he had incurred when a message from the bank arrived on his phone that a hefty amount was taken from his account. The doctor returned to the toll gate and made his complaint with the guy. He was in no mood to admit the mistake and the doctor's two hour argument didn't bore any fruit.
The doctor proceeded to Kota, which is about 5kms from the toll gate, and went to the police station there around 1am to file a complaint. He returned to the toll gate with the head constable.
Finally, the toll booth personnel admitted the attendant had entered the wrong amount and offered to reimburse the excess amount by cheque. But the doctor insisted he wanted the entire amount in cash.
The toll gate personnel contacted senior officials of the collection company and made arrangements to pay the Rs 3,99,960 in cash around 4am.