A police official says hundreds of tea estate workers surrounded the plantation owner’s home in Assam and set it on fire, killing him and his wife.

Police recovered the charred bodies of the couple from the burned remains of their house in remote Tinsukhia district, police Superintendent P.P. Singh said Thursday.

The plantation had been rocked by labour trouble over the past few months and some workers had been suspended a few weeks ago.

Around 700 workers armed with bows and arrows surrounded the house on Wednesday and set it on fire, trapping the owner and his wife. Police are investigating but no arrests have been made, Mr. Singh said.