Indian-origin lawyer sues supermarket Tesco over chocolate bar

London: Lalu Hanuman, a 63-year-old Indian-origin lawyer in the UK has filed a lawsuit against the country’s biggest supermarket chain Tesco over his alleged mistreatment which, he claimed, has dislodged his kidney stones.

Hanuman has claimed $91,451 in damages after being falsely accused of “theft for walking away with an unpaid bar of chocolate”.

“He was on his way to a concert when he bought the $1.37 bar of vegan chocolate and paid for it at the self-service till.

According to The Times, Hanuman bought the bar using a self-service checkout at Tesco Express in London’s Russell Square on his way to a concert at the Royal Festival Hall, throwing the receipt into a bin.

“Hanuman claims he was accosted by the store’s security guard who falsely accused him of not paying, before forcibly moving him back into the shop. He claims it resulted in his kidney stones being dislodged,” the report said.

Tesco admitted that the chocolate had been paid for and explained the confusion over an inadvertent double-swipe of the barcode by the lawyer, who had required some assistance while using the self-service checkout till.

A UK court hearing in the case is scheduled to take place on July 21.

Image courtesy of thesatimes |

Share this post