An eerie silence descended on G Block in Govindpuram locality near Dasna in Ghaziabad on Sunday, following the death of Yogender Chaudhary, 42, assistant general manager of Indo-Japanese company Allied Nippon. His neighbours were in a state of shock and disbelief.
Chaudhary was beaten to death by the dismissed workers at Site IV Industrial Area in Ghaziabad on Saturday night. Several other senior officers were also injured in the gruesome incident.
According to his neighbours, Chaudhary would not mix up a lot, but “always acknowledged someone’s presence.”
Vijay Ahluwalia, an MCD employee, said, “This is not acceptable. It’s not just an individual tragedy. MNCs will think twice about their plans if such things take place.”
Ahluwalia stays right in front of the slain HR manager’s house (G-113). “Chaudhary was very warm and polite. But one trait which often stood out was his courage.”
On Sunday, Chaudhary’s house was locked as the entire family had left for his ancestral place Barot in Baghpat. Chaudhary is survived by his wife and three children — a son and two daughters. His wife Sheela Chaudhary is a sub-inspector (on deputation) in the CBI Academy in Ghaziabad.
“The family has been staying in their own house in the locality for about a decade now. Chaudhary ’s sister also owns a house in the same locality,” said a neighbour.
R Sharma, who is a next-door neighbour, said, “We’re still in a state of shock and anger. Chaudhary was not the kind of person who would lose his cool ever. Still he fell victim to violence.”
“If there was any dispute, it could have been discussed. Lax security for industrial units here is definitely a big cause of concern,” he added.
“The news of the death reached us in the night itself around 10.30 pm. The body was brought from Yashoda Hospital in Kaushambi to Hindon Mortuary for autopsy. The family left in a car early morning,” said another neighbour.
Chaudhary, who succumbed to serious injuries on his head and chest, had recently shifted from Rama Steels to Allied Nippon.