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Several homes and vehicles burnt as riots break out between Alphonso and Dussehri Mango supporters

13, May 2018 By Sandeep Kadian

New Delhi: Curfew has been imposed in several areas of NCR after a massive riot shook the national capital last night. Several houses and private vehicles were burnt down by angry mobs with a government bus thrown in for shagun. As per reports, the reason behind the riots is the argument over the best type of mangoes.

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A group of people was debating the best type of mangoes at a tea shop yesterday when the heated argument got out of hand. Alphonso and Dussehri supporters came to blows and started throwing mangoes at each other. The fight broke up after a few minutes when they ran out of mangoes but the bigger fight was just beginning.

Both groups called up their friends and soon, there were hundreds of people on the streets fighting for their favorite mango. Alphonso supporters started burning vehicles and houses belonging to Dussehri supporters and vice versa. Police officials immediately rushed to the site to calm things down but very soon, they themselves started fighting over the best mango and became a part of the mob.

As things got out of hand, Home Ministry requested Army to move in to calm things down. Section 144 was imposed in entire NCR as the violence had spread to neighboring cities of Noida and Gurugram.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has condemned the violence and has assured a thorough probe in to the incident. As per sources, 1 box each of Alphonso and Dussehri have been sent to Home Minister’s residence who is currently eating them to find out which one is the better mango.