Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday termed the incident of Bordumsa tea estate as "unfortunate", where angry tea labourers had burnt alive their owner on Wednesday.
"The incident was unfortunate and we are investigating the incident," the Assam CM said.
"Top police officials had rushed to the area and started investigation. The security of the tea garden area has also been strengthened," Gogoi said.
At least five people were apprehended by police on Thursday in connection with the incident.