HR Manager Burned To Death In An Insane Riot At An Indian Car Factory

A huge mob rampaged through Maruti Suzuki's Northern Indian factory on Wednesday leaving behind damaged equipment, injured workers, and a human resources manager burned to death in the melee.

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There are conflicting reports regarding the cause, depending on which side you listen to. The incident apparently occurred after one employee was disciplined. Management says the union members attacked during discussions while the Union says they were attacked first.

No matter who started it, people are injured or dead, and there are more arrests coming for those that were involved. Labor disputes caused $500 million in losses in 2011 for the factory, which makes more than 550,000 cars annually.

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Even though it isn't in English, the video from the scene gives a good idea to just how crazy this riot was.

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Gary Bendrey

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