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Worker commits suicide near Tata plant in Singur
September 03, 2008 17:35 IST
Driven by poverty following suspension of work at an ancillary unit of Tata Motors [Get Quote] small car project in Singur, a daily wage worker on Wednesday committed suicide at his village, close to the factory site.
Sixty-five year old Sushen Santra consumed insecticide at Joymalla village, barely 100 yards from the site, and died at Singur hospital.
His two sons Bivash and Uttam were engaged in an ancillary unit, where work remained suspended for the fifth day today, in the wake of the Trinamool Congress-sponsored dharna.
Santra's wife said they were a poor family and they had no money left after work was stalled in the unit.
Meanwhile, some landowners, who gave land for the project, demonstrated at the village, demanding immediate resumption of work in the factory.
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