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Assam tea estate MD, wife burnt to death by workers demanding salary

Guwahati, Dec 27: Workers at Tulapathar tea estate in Tinsukia district, 600 km east of here, on Wednesday burnt the managing director Mridul Kumar Bhattacharya to death, while they were violently protesting  non-payent of salaries

PTI [Updated:27 Dec 2012, 11:21 AM IST]


“The bodies have not been identified. Both the managing director and the garden manager's quarters were torched by a violent mob comprising labourers.

"Two more persons residing in the quarters are missing after the incident. The situation in the area is tense. Security forces have already been rushed to the tea garden”, said SS Meenakshi Sundaram, deputy commissioner of Tinsukia district.

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