Labourers protest in Gurgaon over colleague’s death

Gurgaon, Feb 16 (IANS) A number of labourers on Tuesday protested the death of one of their colleagues in a road accident on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway.

Police said Arvind, a 45-year-old native of Bihar, died in a road accident on Tuesday afternoon in Sector 18.

Labourers stopped work and cut power and water supply of a project by Raheja Developers in Sector 78 near Shikohpur.

They demanded compensation of Rs.10 lakh and a permanent job for the family of the deceased.

“The man died in a road accident, what is the fault of the company?” Dimple, general manager, media communication for Raheja Developers told IANS, adding that a few people were “unnecessarily pressurising the company”.

Police officer Dinesh Kumar of Kherki Daula police station said they were keeping a watch on the developments.

Police said the deceased was on leave and returned on Tuesday after two months. He was asked to report to the company head office in Delhi’s Saket, but he died on the way while travelling in a shared private transport.

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