Had same thing yesterday at Varanasi at burning ghat. I look after the people before they die I Need donations I refused and a group started shouting saying I must pay we walked away while being called fu,.ING bastards. Luckily we got told by our guest house this might happen.
I also got a hair cut by the river was told I could pay what ever I felt after the cut they started massaging me and saying people pay 1000 for this I stopped gave them 250 had an argument and walked off. ? bargain