Indian tea estate dispute 'kills 19'
Nineteen people have been burned to death in eastern India in a dispute between two trade unions, police say. Two factions of a Marxist trade union clashed over the recruitment of clerical workers on a tea estate in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. Police officer Chayan Mukherjee said that about 500 people attacked the house of the secretary of a local trade union and burned it down. The attackers also set fire to the adjoining three houses. Two of the dead are said to be women. “The bodies are badly charred and have not been identified,” said Mr Mukherjee. Police say more than 100 people, including 25 women, have been arrested in connection with Thursday morning’s incident. Full Story