Many injured as factory set ablaze near Gurgaon

Around a dozen people were Sunday injured in a clash during which an irate mob set ablaze a number of vehicles and a factory manufacturing auto parts near here, following the mysterious death of a worker, police said.

The clash took place in Rozka Meo industrial area, some 35 km from Gurgaon.

A number of vehicles were vandalised and set afire after a worker of the High Line Auto company was Sunday found hanging from a tree near the factory.

Haneef was found hanging in a park. Police said he may have committed suicide, though no suicide note was found.

His father Mazeed, however, alleged that his son was hung after he died while working in the factory.

“Haneef went to the factory Saturday morning and did not return home,” he said.

On Sunday morning, hundreds of people broke down the main gate of the factory and entered the premises. They took diesel from the factory and set afire various units. They also pelted stones at police and company workers, a police officer told IANS.

Nearly a dozen people, including policemen, were injured.

Police reinforcements from Gurgaon were rushed in to quell the violence. Mewat Deputy Commissioner Ashok Sangwan and Senior Superintendent of Police Balwan Singh Rana also reached the spot.

The situation was now tense but under control, an administrative officer said.

Haneef’s body was later sent for autopsy.