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Workers kill boss to avenge termination

The next time you decide to terminate your employee from service, think again, as he might murder you to take revenge, reports Shakti Sharma.

india Updated: Feb 19, 2007 19:42 IST

The next time you decide to terminate your employee from service, think again, as he might murder you to take revenge. That is what happened when a factory supervisor terminated two of his workers from service on pretext of their late arrival.

The workers Amresh and Dheeraj apparently got furious with the supervisor and planned his murder.

The incident took place in Shalimar Bagh area of Northwest Delhi. The factory owner informed the police about the murder.

To bluff police, the duo after murdering their supervisor stole some office equipment and cash to project robbery as motive behind the crime.

Police said, while Amresh and Dheeraj were arrested for murder, Amresh's brother Amit was arrested for destruction of evidence, as he had washed the blood stained clothes of the accused.

Initially, police thought it was a murder-cum-robbery, but it was only after going through the list of missing articles, which were hardly of any worth, that they started suspecting some other motive behind the robbery.

The Police then started its investigation by scanning the records of factory workers. During the investigation, the fact came out that two factory worker Amresh and Dheeraj were not only absent from the factory but were missing from their homes also.

Police subsequently found Amresh's brother, Amit from his home. During sustained interrogations, Amit broke down and told police that his brother along with Dheeraj had murdered factory supervisor Ashok Kumar Shukla and they were hiding in Nangloi.

The police then arrested both Amresh and Dheeraj. During interrogation, the duo disclosed that they had battered supervisor Ashok to death, as he had always been very strict.

The duo disclosed that a day prior to the incident, they had reached the factory a bit late and Ashok refused to take them back on duty.

Angered by this, they decided to murder him. On Saturday night, they scaled factory wall and on spotting Ashok, hit him several times in the head by iron rod.

Later, in order to bluff police, they walked away with some office articles. After murdering Ashok, the duo went to Amresh's home and gave blood stained clothes to Amit to wash them. While duo were arrested for murder, Amit was arrested for destruction of evidence.

First Published: Feb 19, 2007 19:42 IST