In a sheer display of inhumanity, crates of mangoes worth around Rs 30,000 were looted by several people from a street vendor in Delhi’s Jagatpuri area. The incident happened on Wednesday when the mango crates were left unattended by the hawker for a short while.
A video of the insensitive act by the mob, that too in the time of crisis, has gone viral on social media. According to reports, auto drivers, rikshaw pullers and passersby were among the crowd who took advantage of the situation and pounced on the mango crates.
According to NDTV, Chhote, the fruit-seller, said that the incident took place after a fight broke out in the neighbourhood, and at a time when law enforcement agencies are supposed to be on heightened alert to enforce the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
"I had 15 crates of mangoes here worth about Rs 30,000. They took everything," he said.
Chhote said a complaint has already been filed with the police, but no action has been taken yet.
The incident has sparked off an outrage on social media with netizens alleging that ‘people are losing their basic morals’.
The coronavirus-induced lockdown has already brought in its severe impact on vegetable and fruit sellers across the country.