A bus conductor, who returned a 10-rupee coin instead of a note as change, was stabbed by an angry passenger in Navi Mumbai, the police said today.
Police said 34-year-old Tanmay Kavthekar was furious that the conductor rejected his request to give him change as a note and not a coin.
Senior Police Inspector Ajaykumar Landge said that the bus conductor is recuperating at a local hospital.
The incident took place on the Old Panvel highway today morning, when the man demanded a 10-rupee note instead of a coin as change. He got angry after the conductor refused to oblige and stabbed him in a fit of rage, the police said.
The man took out a knife from his pocket and slashed the conductor's neck and chest. He was then overpowered by fellow passengers and handed over to police.
The police said that the man has a criminal record and was earlier arrested for assaulting two bus conductors.
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