Two neighbours fought over six mangoes at Mungawar village under Rohania police station in Varanasi and were subsequently arrested. The incident took place on Friday.
Police said Ramji Yadav and Hakim Yadav jointly owned a mango tree from which Ramji Yadav’s kin plucked 24 mangoes on Friday evening. When the fruit was being distributed, Hakim claimed he was given only six mangoes. He insisted he should have got 12 mangoes.
The claim led to a dispute and Hakim informed the police control room about it. Sub-inspector Deendayal Pandey, in-charge Rajatalab police outpost, reached the spot. He tried to pacify the two. He advised Hakim to pluck six more mangoes from the tree and avoid a controversy.
Police said Hakim wanted six of the mangoes which had already been plucked. Several rounds of dialogues failed to break the deadlock.
Sub-divisional magistrate Tribhuvan Ram asked the two sides to reach a compromise but they refused to relent. At this, he instructed Pandey to seize the mangoes and file a complaint against the duo. Pandey registered an FIR against them in apprehension of breach of the peace. Later, the duo was arrested.
Pandey said, “We made efforts for a compromise between the two neighbours. They, however, were not ready to relent. Hakim wanted six more of the plucked mangoes. Owing to fear of breach of peace, both were arrested.”