A couple in Madhya Pradesh has deployed four guards and six dogs to prevent the theft of two mango trees.
The orchardist couple Rani and Sankalp Parihar planted two mango saplings tears ago. However, little they had any idea the two mango saplings would develop and bore into unusual ruby-coloured mangoes, the Japanese Miyazaki.
Miyazaki mangoes are said to be one of the most expensive breeds of mangoes in the world. Also known as an egg of the sun, the Miyazaki mangoes sold at ₹2.70 lakh per kilogram in the international market last year, the daily said citing a Japanese media report.
According to the farmer couple, last year, some thieves broke into their orchards and stole the mangoes after it became locally known that they have started growing this rare fruit. However, the couple could manage two protect two trees.
Consequently, the couple deployed four guards and six dogs to protect the rare trees and seven mangoes.
Meanwhile, the couple has decided not to sell the mangoes to anyone yet, and instead they would grow them.