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Tea workers hurt in firing

GOLAGHAT: At least ten tea garden workers sustained injury when their owners sprang upon them by gun firing in Golaghat district on Wednesday.

The bizarre incident took place in Bogidhola Tea Estate near Numligarh in the morning. A small group of workers approached owner RS Ray demanding wages and bonus. When denied they got angry with the owner who scolded them.

Then the high voltage drama touch down a new low and Ray took his rifle and started firing upon the workers.

Six workers sustained injury in the incident who have been shifted to the Golaghat Civil Hospital. One is said to be in critical condition.

Then other workers thronged the spot and lodged a complaint before the police who ate investigating the firing incident.

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