Two groups, armed with iron rods and sticks, brutally beat each other up on the road, in visuals that have emerged from Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat.
The fight broke out between shopkeepers and workers of two chat stalls in the district's Baraut town over getting customers to their shops, police said. The incident occurred in the town's Atithi Bhavan market area.
The bizarre fight continued for about 20 minutes before it was stopped. The video, recorded possibly by a bystander, quickly found its way to social media.
12 people have been injured in the clash and eight have been arrested, the Baghpat police said in a statement. However, no one sustained any serious injuries in the fight.
"Two chat shop owners clashed with each other in Baraut over getting more customers to their stall. Eight people have been arrested from both sides," police officer MS Rawat said.
Police complaints have been filed by both shopkeepers in the case.
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
The Baghpat Police has shared a photo of eight men arrested after the brawl.