YES, OVER JUST “RUPEE 2” CHANGE!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
Well, whether you believe it or not, but it’s a true story. An argument over change of rupee 2 has cost the life pf a 26- year old Mumbai boy. Vijay Kumar (name changed) BBA graduate who had recently taken up a job in an accountancy firm, was returning home after flying down from goa, his first air trip.
He was very fond of flying. On a Saturday morning, he took a Shatabdi train from Mumbai to Mudgaon and after being in Goa for a few hours, took 11 pm Goa-Mumbai flight. At the airport, he took an autorickshaw for home. The unfortunate incident took place after he alighted.
Around 1 a.m. on Monday, Vijay arrived home with a haversack and knocked on the door. His father opened the door and Vijay asked his father a change of Rs 200 , so that he could pay the fare. His father gave him the money and he went down. When he did not come back after 5 minutes, his father got worried and he went down to see what the matter was. There was an argument going on between Vijay and the auto driver.
It transpired later that the fare had come to Rs 172. Vijay had given the driver Rs 200 and the driver was supposed to return Rs 28. But he returned only Rs 20.
The two were arguing. The auto driver was saying that either vijay give an extra Rs 2 (that is driver was ready to give Rs 10 more, making the return amount Rs 30 ) or forget about Rs 8 . During the argument, Vijay told the driver to keep Rs 8 and started walking back towards his home. But then, the auto driver passed a sarcastic remark and also uttered something abusive. This sparked a rage in Vijay. He chased the auto and caught hold of an iron rod. In the process, the auto toppled with Vijay coming under it.
At this, Vijay’s father rushed towards the auto. Seeing Vijay’s father coming towards him, the auto driver fled the scene instead of coming to the injured youth’s help. Bizarrely, the driver ran straight to the police station and complained that he was being beaten up. Meanwhile, Vijay’s father and a few neighbors took Vijay to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead within a few hours of admission.
Doctors said Vijay suffered a head injury when he fell. Also, when auto fell on him, this injury got compounded, apart from his suffering other injuries.
Vijay is survived by his parents and a younger brother. The nature of his death has shaken everybody.