A 25-year-old man got down from his car and opened fire after refusing to pay at a toll plaza in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district, according to police officials.
Sasikumar, who was travelling in an SUV along with five others, was asked by an official to pay toll tax. He then got out of his SUV, pointed his pistol at the sky and opened fire. The man on the driver's seat drove away from the toll plaza, leaving Sasikumar there.
It is not yet clear if the pistol used by Sasikumar was a licensed weapon.
Sasikumar, along with four others who were in the SUV, were arrested, police said, adding that they had intercepted the vehicle. One of them however managed to escape.
The police said that a further investigation into the incident is on.
"There was no damage to life or property. Investigation is on," a police officer told NDTV.
According to police, Sasikumar was on his way to Tiruchirappalli from Virudhunagar.
The incident occurred at the Kappalur toll plaza which is around 450 km south of Tamil Nadu capital Chennai.