Head of multinational lynched by workers in Greater Noida

September 22nd, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS  

Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 22 (IANS) The managing director of an Italy based multinational company in the industrial area of Greater Noida, adjacent to the national capital, was beaten to death by irate retrenched workers Monday.L.K. Chaudhry, the managing director of auto components manufacturer Cerlikon-Graziano Transmissions India Pvt Ltd, was lynched at around 12.30 p.m. when around 150 workers who had been retrenched barged into the factory premises in block 14 of Udyog Kendra in Greater Noida.

About half-a-dozen people were seriously injured as the workers ransacked the factory, damaging vehicles and breaking furniture and machinery.

Chaudhry, eyewitnesses said, tried to broker peace but some worker allegedly hit him from the back with hammers.

The company is headquartered in Turin, Italy.

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