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Man Stays At Maharashtra Hotel For 8 Months, Escapes Without Paying ₹25 Lakh Bill

Mumbai: A 43-year-old man and his 12-year-old allegedly stayed in a hotel in Maharashtra for around eight months and escaped without clearing their ₹25 lakh bill.

The accused has been identified as Murli Kamat, a resident of Andheri. They occupied two rooms in ‘Hotel Three-Star’ in Kharghar area for a period of eight months. He had checked-in with his 12-year-old son at the hotel. He fled without paying the bill of Rs 25 lakh. On Saturday, the hotel had lodged a police complaint against Murli Kamat.

According to reports, Kamat had come to the hotel for the first time on November 23 last year. He told the staff that he had worked in the film industry and had booked two super deluxe rooms. One room was for his stay while the other for his work related meetings. He had given assurance that he would make the deposit payment after one month. He submitted his passport as collateral, according to a report by The Times of India.

Until May this year, Kamat did not pay the money. On July 17, the hotel staff found that Kamat, along with his son, had fled through the bathroom window. He left his laptop and mobile phone in the room. On Saturday, the hotel filed a complaint with the police in connection with the matter.

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