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Worker commits suicide near Tata plant in Singur
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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.

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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.

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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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