Some mango crates were lying unguarded. Delhi Crowd Loots Mangoes Worth Thousands From Street Vendor, Some people passing in the area took advantage of the situation. They scooped up whatever they could carry.
Delhi’s worst was laid bare when dozens of men – passers-by, auto drivers and just about anybody – pounced upon crates of mangoes left unattended by a street vendor. They robbed it forgetting humanity. It was a display of inhumanity in the country’s capital.
Chhote, a fruit-seller in north Delhi’s Jagatpuri area, said that the incident took place after a fight broke out in the neighbourhood.
“They had a fight over there, near the school. A group of men came here and asked me to move my theli (push cart),” he said on Thursday.
Seeing his crates lying unguarded, some people in the area passing by decided to take advantage of the situation. Two, four, six – everyone scooped up whatever they could carry.
The video of the incident, recorded by a witness and widely shared on social media, showed the free-for-all that followed.
Riders put mangoes in their helmets. Others called out like hawkers, encouraging everyone to help themselves. The incident caused a small traffic jam in the area, the video showed.
“I had 15 crates of mangoes here worth about Rs 30,000. They took everything,” Chhote said.
Business has been slow because of the coronavirus lockdown and this incident has practically broken his back, the fruit-seller said.
Chhote said he has filed a complaint with the police but they have not taken any action yet.