Private firm manager clubbed to death

CHENNAI JUNE 26. The manager of a private firm was clubbed to death by workers of the same company at Sattangadu this afternoon. According to sources, Vijaykumar was employed as a manager in a private firm that had a contract for loading and unloading of goods at the yard of the Steel Authority of India.

It is reported that there was dispute between the management of the private firm and the workers. Sources said the contractor had got a court order for employing only 80 workers, while 129 persons had been employed. However, the workers used to take up work on a rotation basis, though there was some discontent among them on the issue.

This morning, when Vijaykumar was on the usual rounds, a group of workers surrounded him and clubbed him to death on the spot. A police complaint was registered and 12 persons were taken into custody, sources added.

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