A man who stayed at a star hotel in Hyderabad for more than 100 days fled without paying a bill of Rs 12.34 lakh, police said on Saturday.
According to a complaint filed by the owner of the Taj Banjara Hotel, the police registered a case of cheating and criminal breach of trust against A. Shankar Narayan, a businessman from Visakhapatnam.
According to hotel management, the man has been in the luxury suite for 102 days. After paying 13.62 lakh out of his total of Rs 25.96 lakh, the man allegedly left the hotel in April this year without informing anyone.
Then the hotel staff contacted the person who promised to clear the rest of the bill. However, he later switched off his phone, and then the manager of the hotel approached the Banjara Hills Police Station to complain.
“We have filed a case on the hotel ownership complaint and an investigation is underway,” said Sub Inspector P. Ravi told IANS.
The businessman claimed he checked out of the hotel after the bill was settled. Narayan, who was accused of violating his reputation, said he was considering legal action against the hotel.