Factory worker dies after his hand gets caught in machine

A 23-year-old factory worker in Zeenat industries died on Tuesday after his glove was caught in the fast-moving machine and later his body was crushed to pieces.

The worker, Inderpal Patel, hailed from Bihar. He had been working in this wire drawing unit for more than five years. The accident occurred about 1.30 pm.

The other workers gheraoed the police vehicle when the police came to take the body away. They demanded compensation for the worker. The factory owner, Rajesh, gave in writing that due compensation would be given to the family. The victim was about to get married in another two months.

Investigative officer Harpal Singh said the victim's parents had been intimated in Bihar, and they would be reaching soon.

Singh said the police could not bring the body from the factory before 4 pm. The body has been kept in the Civil Hospital mortuary.

While the factory owner claimed that it was a mere accident, the workers' union leader Sitamber Singh demanded more safety norms at the factories so that the workers should not meet such fatal accidents.

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