Mumbai: Man killed during quarrel over payment of charges at public toilet

According to the police, the incident took place near a public toilet on Wednesday night in front of a bus stand. The civic amenity charges Rs10 from visitors for cleanliness and maintenance purposes.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Saturday, December 17, 2022, 09:03 AM IST
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Mumbai: A caretaker of a public toilet in Dadar was arrested for allegedly killing a man during a quarrel over not paying for toilet use. According to the police, the incident took place near a public toilet on Wednesday night in front of a bus stand. The civic amenity charges Rs10 from visitors for cleanliness and maintenance purposes.

On Wednesday night, Rahul Pawar used the washroom, after which caretaker Vishwajeet asked him for Rs10. But, Pawar refused to pay and a verbal duel ensued between the two of them. The heated exchange escalated to a hand-to-hand fight during which Pawar took out a knife from his pocket and tried to assault Vishwajeet. Upon seeing the knife, the caretaker spotted a wooden rod next to him, which he picked up and hit Pawar's head.

“He was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival,” said an official from the Matunga police station. A case under the Indian Penal Code section 302 (murder) has been registered against the suspect.

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