Cement company official stabbed by sacked guard

May 19th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, May 19 (IANS) A sacked security guard of Lafarge Cement was arrested near here for stabbing the unit vice president for removing him from his job, police said Tuesday.
Prem Kumar Verma, who used to work as a security guard with the company, Monday stormed into the chamber of Kirandeep Patil, posted as vice-president of the unit at Baloda Bazar in Raipur district, and stabbed him with sharp edged weapon, District Superintendent of Police Amit Kumar told reporters.

The unit is some 50 km from here.

Patil, who was rushed to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Government Hospital here in a serious condition, was said to be out of danger.

Verma had held Patil responsible for his sacking and admitted to the police that he tried to kill the official to take revenge for his ouster.

Verma was sacked about three months back.

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