Tea estate mob: Workers burn estate owner, wife to death

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 05:58 hrs

Guwahati: The owner of a tea estate and his wife were burnt to death by an angry mob of tea garden workers on Wednesday, said reports.

The incident took place at the Borduma Tea Estate in upper Assam's Tinsukhiya district.

According to reports, the owner of the tea estate, Mridul Kumar Bhattacharjee, served eviction notices to two workers on Wednesday, but they refused to leave. Consequently, he called the police, who arrested the duo.

When the news spread, a mob gathered and set Bhattarcharjee's house and two cars on fire.

Two bodies have been recovered from the debris. Though the bodies are yet to be identified, they are believed to be those of the tea estate owner and his wife, Rita.

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