In a shocking incident, a 36-year-old man died after allegedly being assaulted by four teenagers during a fight over a taxi in suburban Chembur, a senior police officer said.

According to media reports, the four accused were waiting to take a taxi in which Surendra Singh,  the victim, and two others were travelling. Singh was about to get down, but took some time to pay the fare, which reportedly irked the accused.

The accused asked Surendra and his friends to get down immediately. This led to a spat, and the accused allegedly hit the other group with paver blocks, said the police official. The incident took place near the Chembur Camp bus stop on Wednesday morning.

Singh sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival, he said.

A case of murder has been registered at the Chembur police station, said DCP (Zone VI) Shahaji Umap.

One of the accused, Krishna Boyanna, who is believed to be 18 years old, was arrested by the police. He has been sent to police custody till May 14.

Media reports indicate that the other three accused are minor because of which they were sent to a shelter home.

(With PTI inputs)