THE POLICE and Grasim Industries Ltd seem to be at variance over the death of a labourer on the factory premises two days ago with the police registering a case of negligence resulting in death and tampering with evidence against unidentified persons.
Although, the accused are unnamed so far, police action has put the company management under scanner. As reported earlier, Rajesh Budhiram Gurjar was found lying near spin bath tank No. 6 on Monday afternoon. A deep wound was noticed on his head and he was immediately taken to the Grasim run Janseva Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
Two days later, the police on Wednesday registered a case under Sections 304 A and 201, which relate to negligence leading to death and tampering with evidence respectively.
CSP Sanjeev Sinha said the post-mortem report had revealed that Rajesh died of excessive bleeding due to head injury (three inch deep) whereas only few stains of blood were found at the spot where he had been found lying.
Moreover, the CSP alleged the police were not informed when the doctors declared him dead at Jenseva Hospital and was sent to government hospital in Grasim ambulance.
Police action has shocked company officials. When contacted, company public relations officer Rajesh Sharma expressed surprise over imposition of charges of negligence and disturbing the evidences, saying that the incident did not occur due to any technical fault or accident.
He denied the allegation of destroying the evidence and asked why the company should fake any story. Sharma said the deceased might have died following an attack by somebody over personal animosity. He said the company had already announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh as per the norms.