Tata Steel executive shot dead by ex-employee
Faridabad: A senior manager of Tata Steel was shot dead here allegedly by a sacked employee on Friday. Police said the deceased has been identified as 36-year-old Arindam Pal, a native of Kolkata, West Bengal.
Sources said that Pal worked as a senior manager for supply in the processing and distribution department of the Tata Steel unit, located at Bata Hardware road in the city.
Cops said the culprit has been identified as Vishwaas Pandey, who was working as an executive in the same department as Pal, and is on the run.
According to law enforcement officials, Pandey was sacked from the company after a poor appraisal of his was apparently prepared by Pal.
Since then, Pandey allegedly nursed ill feelings toward his senior and started hatching a plan to take revenge.
Though Pandey was not working in the company, he began to track the movement and shift timings of the 36-year-old senior manager, said cops.
On Friday afternoon, Pandey found an opportune moment to exact revenge. Taking advantage of the fact that there would be fewer people in the office due to an extended Diwali break, he came to the Tata Steel office citing some paperwork.
However, Pandey went to the first floor where Pal's office is located and sensing that there was no one, he took out a .32 bore pistol and pumped five bullets into Pal's abdomen and fled away from the spot.
Pal was immediately taken to the Fortis Escorts hospital, where he died during the course of the treatment. Meanwhile, Pandey is still at large.
"It seems that the incident was carried out in a fit of rage. The employee who was sacked was enraged by the entire incident and laid the blame entirely on his senior.
"As of now, we have not been able to arrest him, but we will soon get hold of him," said a senior official from Faridabad Police.
Incidents of disgruntled employees attempting to kill their seniors are not new in south Haryana districts of Gururgam and Faridabad.
In June, infuriated at being fired, an employee of a Japanese automobile company and his accomplice – who were on a bike – opened fire and injured the company's human resource wing head in Gurugram.
The victim, Dinesh Sharma, was fortunate to escape being shot in his vital organs.