Mangaluru: A toll attendant swiped Rs 4 lakh instead of Rs 40 from a doctor's debit card on the Kochi-Mumbai National Highway near Udupi at Gundmi toll gate around 10.30pm Saturday.
The Mysuru-based doctor, was travelling to Mumbai via the coast. Around 10.30pm, he gave his debit card to pay the Rs 40 toll. The attendant, after swiping the card, gave the POS receipt and and toll receipt to the doctor.
When he received a text message that Rs 4 lakh had been debited from his account, he informed the same to the toll gate staff. However, they refused to acknowledge their mistake, even after about two hours of the doctor's efforts to retrieve his money.
The doctor proceeded to Kota to file a complaint in the police station around 1am. He returned to the toll gate with the head constable. Later, 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 made arrangements to pay the Rs 3,99,960 in cash around 4am.