In a bizarre incident, a 28-year-old woman, who was allegedly in an inebriated state, damaged valuables in a medicine shop at Survey Park following an argument over change.
Police said that the woman went to the shop on Monday night when the shopkeeper was about to pull down the shutters. She forced him to give her change of Rs 500. She started shouting at the person when he showed reluctance in giving her the change. In a bid to keep the situation under control, the owner of the medicine shop gave her four Rs 100 notes. As soon as she received the change, the woman asked the shop owner to sell her some medicines.
But some of the medicines that she had asked for were not available in the shop right at that moment and it led to all the trouble. She allegedly damaged articles made of glass, calculator and cell phones of the shop owner. Being alone in the shop, he couldn’t stop the woman from damaging the valuables. Finally the woman stopped when some local people gathered in the area and some women brought her out of the shop. Interestingly, the woman was allowed to leave the place without being stopped by any of the people present there. Later, the shopkeeper went to the police station, but didn’t lodge any complaint.
Badana V Chabdra Sekhar, Deputy Commissioner of South Sub-urban Division, said that no complaint was lodged in this connection. But the shop owner had informed the matter to the police.