SK Maheshwari, CEO of the Northbrook Jute Mill at Bhadreshwar in Hooghly – some 50 km from Kolkata, was allegedly beaten to death by workers of the mill on Sunday. Sources said that angry workers allegedly pelted stones at Maheshwari and beat him up with iron rods. He was referred to a private hospital but died on way. No arrests have yet been made in the case. Sunil Chowdhury, SP, Hooghly, did not take calls made to him. According to State Labour Minister, Purnendu Bose, the jute mill operated in two shifts. However, there was some production backlog because of which the management had reportedly asked workers to work an additional shift.
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