Tea estate owners burned to death
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.