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.
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.
आज दिनांक 22.02.2021को थाना बड़ौत क्षेत्रान्तर्गत कस्बा बड़ौत मे दुकानदारों के दो पक्षों के मध्य ग्राहकों को लेकर कहासुनी व मारपीट हो गई थी। मारपीट करने वाले दुकानदारों के दोनों पक्षों के कुल 8 व्यक्तियों को गिरफ्तार किया है।अपेक्षित विधिक कार्रवाई की जा रही है। pic.twitter.com/gP7PBBdSca
— Baghpat Police (@baghpatpolice) February 22, 2021
"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.
— आराध्य वर्मा समाजवादी (@AradhyaVerma15) February 22, 2021
With Yahoo News India
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