A heartbreaking video of people looting the mangoes of a vendor has emerged and has shocked one and all. In the video people can be seen pouncing on the mangoes and taking whatever they can at once. Few people can also be seen filling their bike helmets with the looted mangoes of the poor vendor.
The video came as a shock for a lot of people as something as barbaric as this was never thought of before. Former India cricketers Aakash Chopra and Deep Dasgupta also reacted to the incident on Twitter.
While cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra expressed his shock by ‘doubting’ the credibility of the video, his fellow commentator Deep Dasgupta hope such acts are not normal in the future.
“Hope these are not signs of things to come. Pray the concerned authorities will address the root causes,” former wicket-keeper batsman Deep Dasgupta said while reaction to the video shared by Aakash Chopra.
Aakash Chopra had shared the video and captioned, “Is it for real.”
The matter is more grave as the country is just trying to come out of a nationwide lockdown. The vendors who were not allowed to sell on the streets are trying to earn back their livelihood. A situation like this is bound to raise a lot eyebrows while breaking many hearts as well.
According to several media reports, the street vendor, identified as Chhote, was away as a group of men had asked him to move his fruit cart. Meanwhile, some passersby noticed the mango crates lying unattended and decided to take advantage of the situation. Auto drivers, rickshaw pullers and hawkers pounced upon them and robbed whatever they could. Some people even filled their helmets with the mangoes.
There were 15 carts of mangoes worth Rs 30,000. By the time the fruit seller returned, people had taken away everything.
Source – India Today