The love for panipuri is quite evident among Indians. It is one of India’s most loved street food, and people often ignore the hygiene factor while thinking about it. However, an offensive video of a panipuri vendor mixing urine in the jaljeera water has left everyone in disgust. A 20second-video of the same has been uploaded on the microblogging site, where the panipuri vendor can be seen urinating in a mug behind his stall and adding that to the panipuri water. The scene is reportedly captured in the Athgaon area of Assam’s Guwahati. The caption of the video reads, “Shocking! A street vendor (panipuri seller) has been arrested in Guwahati after a viral,sensational video in which he mixed his urine with water and used it for customers.”
Shocking!A street vendor(pani puri saller) has been arrestd in Guwahati after viral a sensational video in which he mixed his urine with water and using the same Water in Pani Puri.#ViralVideo #Guwahati @ABPNews @ANI @the_viralvideos @ViralPosts5 @indiatvnews @TheQuint @SkyNews pic.twitter.com/ncekjhMeh1— Mamun Khan (@Mk817Khan) August 20, 2021
The video has been widely shared on social media and people are furious at the act. Since being shared, it has garnered over 14,500 views and loads of comments. While the clip has forced everyone to think twice before eating next time, a user questioning about the acts of a few has led us to suspect every panipuri vendor in future.
This has been caught..I fear few other pani puri vendors across India would be doing the same. What about the rest . They would certainly be blamed and would suffer miserably.— gaurav mohanty (@gauravmohanty_) August 22, 2021
Another user wrote, “Similar incident was reported in Thane near Mumbai some time ago. This is the most heinous crime. But shockingly, people are still crazy for street food. Shame on them.”
Similar incident was reported in Thane near Mumbai sometimes ago. This is most heinous crime. But shockingly people still crazy for street food. Shame on them.— Sunil Chaurasia (@sunilree) August 23, 2021
A third user wrote, “Disgusting, we never know what happens in the making of street food. Better to eat at trusted street vendors.”
Disgusting, we never know what happens in the making of street food. Better to eat at trusted street vendors.— venkata srikanth (@srikanth690) August 22, 2021
Here are some reactions:
People will never want to see this and you will see people eating pani puri in streets .— Surendra Rawat (@Surendr42957348) August 22, 2021
I am so happy that 10 years ago I stopped eating roadside panipuri..— fahim aalam (@mfahim84) August 22, 2021
What sort of people make this planet? Apart from being arrested, he should be severely punished and never allowed to conduct business. Disgusting.— Deepak Jagtiani (@DeepakJagtiani6) August 22, 2021
Its not the first time a pani puri vendor was caught urinating in utensils on tape. I never eat pani puri from street. Only homemade.
— Hannan Qureshi (@Dakkani1) August 23, 2021
This video has left people furious and has also raised questions on the hygiene of the food prepared by other panipuri vendors.
As per reports, the police was informed about this disgusting act that was caught on camera and the vendor has also been arrested for such a heinous act.