Authorities of a prominent hotel in Hyderabad were allegedly swindled by a man who absconded after raking up the hotel bill to Rs. 3.38 lakh.
A complaint was filed on Saturday by authorities of The Park, in Somajiguda, who claimed that a man had escaped after assuring them that he would pay his bill.
The man, who checked in under the name of Krishna Chaitanya, is reported to have stayed at the hotel for around a month, claiming that he was a contractor.
According to reports, the man checked in on February 9, and pointed at a car that he was using during the month, to convince the staff that it was enough guarantee for his dues.
However, the hotel staff realised that they had been cheated, when a private car-renting agency came to the hotel, asking that the vehicle be returned.
â€œThe accused came all the way from Mumbai in Innova to Hyderabad and hired a room. He spoke in Telugu. The hotel staff said that he consumed lot of alcohol during his stay,'' the police was quoted as saying.
A case has been registered and investigation is on.
The Park is a luxurious five-star hotel in Hyderabad with more than 200 rooms, which was built in 2010, reportedly with an investment of Rs 340 crore.