Ottawa Citizen

Tea es­tate own­ers burned to death

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Hun­dreds of tea es­tate work­ers sur­rounded the plan­ta­tion owner’s home in In­dia’s north­east­ern state of As­sam and set it on fire over a labour dis­pute, killing him and his wife, po­lice said Thurs­day. Po­lice re­cov­ered the charred bod­ies of the cou­ple, Mridul Ku­mar Bhat­tacharyya and his wife, Rita, from the burned re­mains of their house in Tin­sukhia district, po­lice Su­per­in­ten­dent P.P. Singh said. The plan­ta­tion had been rocked by labour trou­ble over the past few weeks.

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