A resident added,"Eggs are selling for Rs. 10 per piece, which usually costs us Rs. 4. A half-litre packet of milk worth Rs. 24 is being sold for upto Rs. 50." Incidentally, the police have restricted the movement of the people and have arrested close to 40 people for the same. So, residents have to be at the mercy of local shopkeepers.
Taking this in their stride, shopkeepers down their shutters and sell goods from the backdoor ata high price. Some complain that they had to temporarily relocate to a different place to avoid the situation.