An attendant at Gundmi toll gate on the Kochi-Mumbai National Highway on Saturday swiped Rs 4 lakh instead of Rs 40 from a doctor’s debit card.
According to a report, the incident took place on Saturday night when the doctor from Mysuru, Karnataka, was heading to Mumbai in his car taking the Mangalore – Mumbai national highway. The doctor handed over his debit card to his driver to pay the toll fee and collected the receipt.
However, minutes later he received the transaction detail via text message that he had been charged Rs 4 lakh. Immediately, the doctored returned back to the toll and informed that staff about the error in charging. For two hours the doctor tried to get his money but in vain, as the toll gate staff and their managers refused to accept the error.
Failing to retrieve his money, the doctor lodged a complaint at a police station, located about 5 kms away in Kota.
The toll staff admitted the error when they found the doctor with a constable. They then contacted their superiors and returned Rs 3,99,960 in cash to the doctor.