Shopkeepers strike each other with sticks in fight over customers

Yahoo News Staff
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Shopkeepers, armed with sticks, thrashed each other in a free-for-all in a dispute over the issue of attracting customers to their shop in wild scenes in India.

The clash occurred in a busy market of Baraut, a town in Baghpat, has since gone viral bringing to the fore the law and order situation in the state.

A violent fight broke out among shopkeepers, the dispute was allegedly over customers. Source: Twitter/@AradhyaVerma15
A violent fight broke out among shopkeepers, the dispute was allegedly over customers. Source: Twitter/@AradhyaVerma15

News agency ANI reported that the melee broke out between two groups of 'chaat' shopkeepers as they competed with each other to attract customers.

"Eight people have arrested and action is being taken," ANI quoted a police official as saying.

The fight broke out on February 22, Baghpat Police said in a tweet.

"Today on 22.02.2021, under the Barot area of the station, in the town Barot, between two sides of the shopkeepers, there was an argument and fight between the customers," the tweet said.

"A total of 8 persons from both sides of the shopkeepers who had been assaulted, have been arrested."

The video is being widely shared on social media with some users calling the clash 'hand-to-hand combat'.

According to NDTV, the fight lasted nearly 20 minutes and 12 people were injured in the ordeal, though none of the injuries were serious.

"This is straight out of a 90s Bollywood film," one person tweeted.

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