Laid off workers murder executive in Delhi suburb


NEW DELHI–A top executive at an Indian-Japanese company was beaten to death in a Delhi suburb, allegedly by a mob of sacked workers, local media on Sunday quoted police as saying. Joginder Singh, the human resources manager of Allied Nippon, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday night, after he and other senior officials were attacked by the dismissed employees in the Ghaziabad area, police told the PTI news agency. The executive sustained serious injuries to his head and chest, Ghaziabad’s senior police official, Raghuvir Lal, told PTI. Labor leaders of the company, which manufactures auto parts, were angry with management over the sackings and pay issues.

Workers have expressed their support for the dismissed employees and threatened to go on strike from Tuesday, police said. Labor problems have been reported recently by a number of companies in India, including multinational firms. Business leaders have warned that such incidents could damage the country’s reputation.