India Exec. Killed by Laid-Off Workers

A mob of laid-off workers in eastern India doused their former boss's Jeep in gasoline and set it on fire on Thursday, according to local police. The Orissa state steel company executive, Radhey Shyam Roy, later died of severe burns. The BBC reports that Indian officials are hunting for the perpetrators. India has seen several violent outbursts from fired workers, including the 2008 death of a CEO after workers struck him with iron rods and wooden sticks.

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