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Protesting workers turn violent, 12 cops injured

Express News Service | Gurgaon | Posted: March 29, 2014 2:47 am | Updated: March 29, 2014 5:09 am

Hundreds of workers who had gathered to protest outside a garments factory in Udyog Vihar Sector 18, Gurgaon, on Friday turned violent and allegedly damaged vehicles on the factory premises and threw stones at policemen deployed there, injuring 12.

The workers were protesting the death of a fellow worker, Sunil (37), who they alleged was electrocuted at work on Friday morning. Workers said he allegedly suffered a shock from a electric sewing machine and fell. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

Police refuted this. “Sunil died of a cardiac arrest. The post-mortem report will be ready by Saturday. But, Sunil’s brother, who works in the same factory, gave us a statement that Sunil was unwell when he left for work on Friday and that his death was due to natural causes,” Vikas Dhankar, DCP (West), said.

Police said at least 12 policemen were injured in the violence. One of them sustained a head wound and is critical.

“Those responsible for the violence will be arrested soon,” the officer said.

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