Tata Steel exec shot dead in Fbd

Farid­abad po­lice said cul­prit Vish­waas Pandey is on the run

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FARID­ABAD: A se­nior man­ager at Tata Steel stock­yard was shot dead in Farid­abad al­legedly by an­other em­ployee on Fri­day af­ter­noon. Po­lice sus­pect that a sacked em­ployee, who had been fired for “in­dis­ci­pline” four to five months ago, was be­hind the crime. The po­lice have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mur­der and are look­ing for the ac­cused who is ab­scond­ing at the mo­ment.

FARID­ABAD: A se­nior man­ager of Tata Steel was shot dead here al­legedly by a sacked em­ployee on Fri­day. Po­lice said the de­ceased has been iden­ti­fied as 36-yearold Arindam Pal, a na­tive of Kolkata, West Ben­gal.

Sources said that Pal worked as a se­nior man­ager for sup­ply in the pro­cess­ing and dis­tri­bu­tion depart­ment of the Tata Steel unit, lo­cated at Bata Hard­ware road in the city.

Cops said the cul­prit has been iden­ti­fied as Vish­waas Pandey, who was work­ing as an ex­ec­u­tive in the same depart­ment as Pal, and is on the run.

Ac­cord­ing to law en­force­ment of­fi­cials, Pandey was sacked from the com­pany af­ter a poor ap­praisal of his was ap­par­ently pre­pared by Pal.

Since then, Pandey al­legedly nursed ill feel­ings to­ward his se­nior and started hatch­ing a plan to take re­venge.

Though Pandey was not work­ing in the com­pany, he be­gan to track the move­ment and shift tim­ings of the 36-yearold se­nior man­ager, said cops.

On Fri­day af­ter­noon, Pandey found an op­por­tune mo­ment to ex­act re­venge. Tak­ing ad­van­tage of the fact that there would be fewer peo­ple in the of­fice due to an ex­tended Di­wali break, he came to the Tata Steel of­fice cit­ing some pa­per­work.

How­ever, Pandey went to the first floor where Pal’s of­fice is lo­cated and sens­ing that there was no one, he took out a .32 bore pis­tol and pumped five bul­lets into Pal’s ab­domen and fled away from the spot.

Pal was im­me­di­ately taken to the For­tis Es­corts hos­pi­tal, where he died dur­ing the course of the treat­ment. Mean­while, Pandey is still at large.

“It seems that the in­ci­dent was car­ried out in a fit of rage. The em­ployee who was sacked was en­raged by the en­tire in­ci­dent and laid the blame en­tirely on his se­nior.

“As of now, we have not been able to ar­rest him, but we will soon get hold of him,” said a se­nior of­fi­cial from Farid­abad Po­lice.

In­ci­dents of dis­grun­tled em­ploy­ees at­tempt­ing to kill their se­niors are not new in south Haryana dis­tricts of Gu­rurgam and Farid­abad.

In June, in­fu­ri­ated at be­ing fired, an em­ployee of a Ja­panese au­to­mo­bile com­pany and his ac­com­plice – who were on a bike – opened fire and in­jured the com­pany’s hu­man re­source wing head in Gu­ru­gram.

The vic­tim, Di­nesh Sharma, was for­tu­nate to es­cape be­ing shot in his vi­tal or­gans.

PIC/MPOST

The vic­tim Arindam Pal

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