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Old 24th September 2008, 03:05   #1
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Thumbs down Supplier CEO attacked and killed by laid-off workers

The Tata Nano, which will be the world's least expensive car, has already exacted enormous sums of money and time. A dispute over the location of a new factory has cost Tata close to a year of court wrangling and might end up spoiling a 200 million investment. Now the efforts to build the Nano have cost a life.

Unhappy workers were invited to a meeting with Indian and Italian executives of Cerlikon-Graziano Transmissions, which makes auto parts, to discuss reinstatement. Only a few workers were in the meeting, but more than a hundred were waiting outside. When those outside heard someone inside call for help, they rushed in, and in a mob fog anger, bludgeoned the company's operations head, Lalit Kishore Choudhary, to death.

It was later reported that some of the folks involved in the melee weren't even employees of the company. What Tata will need to urgently figure out is where it needs to go -- inside or outside of India -- to build the Nano without backlash. In the mean time, our condolences go to the Choudhary family.
Source: Autoblog / IBN Live
Supplier CEO attacked and killed by laid-off workers - Autoblog
CEO lynching: 136 held, 13 booked for murder

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Was going to post this in the tata may pull out of singur thread but thought that this warrants its own. Please merge if applicable.

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Old 24th September 2008, 03:18   #2
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Our country is still where it was some ages ago?
"Neither will I prosper, nor I'll allow any of my fellow countrymen!"

It seems we will never ever allow Tata to make the Nano dream possible.
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this is really sad :(
Man,when will Indians improve ?

May his soul R I P
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Old 24th September 2008, 03:25   #4
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This is shocking, may his soul R.I.P
Looks like these people never ever allow good things to happen in India.

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Why does your title say TATA CEO?
CEO of TATA is Ravi Kant.
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its not CEO of tata, some italian company called CERLIKON - GRAZIANO transmissions and auto parts suppliers to TATA.
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Yeah...the title of the thread is really misleading.....please change them mods....
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That really sucks, I read about it online.
First it was Mamta being extremely stupid and losing out on all those jobs and income for Bengal and now this.
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Old 24th September 2008, 05:31   #9
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Default Tata Ceo?

He was not TATA CEO.


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Old 24th September 2008, 05:35   #10
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Amien, I hope you don't have a reading disability, or did you do this just to grab attention to this thread? The deceased is in no way related to Tata except for being a supplier. Please exercise some discretion, this is not a tabloid newspaper for god's sake.
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I believe the incidents are completely unrelated. The killing happened in G. Noida, read below:

Dismissed employees beat CEO to death-Delhi-Cities-The Times of India
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MODS: Change the title as this is misleading and a poor reporting of unrelated names and places.
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Now the efforts to build the Nano have cost a life.
Bad management and bad industrial relations are what leads to protests by workers. It is seldom a story with just one side.

But mob violence is something else, and nothing can justify it.

Frightening.
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To add to this, we have the Union Industry Minister blaming the management of the company for this incident. He says that the management should have looked at ways of bringing back the employees who were fired and not provoke them un-necessarly!!!

Lord, please save us!!!
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More politics from ministers.

Good or bad, compare with HMSI in 2005/6? from a business owner's perspective

Haryana over UP anyday - as it is the security situation there is nothing much to write home about.
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