A man has been charged with installing a toilet fan to the floor of his home in a bid to stop the residents from urination on the living room floor.
The man, identified as Rajesh Singh, is facing three counts of criminal trespass, which carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
According to the police, on April 15, 2017, Singh allegedly moved into his home and installed the fan at the foot of the stairs.
According a complaint filed by the police officer, a resident of the same block approached the police station with a complaint of an unnatural odour emanating from the toilet, which prompted the officers to raid the house.
The complaint also alleged that Singh had placed an electrical device on the footpath and that the residents had complained of the odour for the past three days.
Police said that the man had not paid any heed to the residents complaints, but had installed the device for his personal use.
“The accused has installed the electronic device on his footpath, and has installed a small LED lamp at the entrance of his house.
The lamp has no power and does not provide enough light for the resident,” the police said in a statement.
The police said Singh also installed a metal tube over the drain in his living room and then placed it in the toilet bowl.
The tube is also covered with plastic and was reportedly not removed.
The officer also alleged in the complaint that Singh also put an electrical cable into the toilet drain and then used it to power the toilet fan.
The incident took place in the area of Narmada village, about 300km from Mumbai.