- Arindam Pal was shot five times from close range
- The accused, Vishwash Pandey, 32, was laid off in August
- He then escaped from the rear gate of the warehouse
A senior executive of Tata Steel Processing and Distribution Ltd was shot dead at the company's warehouse in Faridabad this afternoon, allegedly by a former employee. Arindam Pal, senior manager (supply chain) at the Tata Steel warehouse, was shot five times from close range.
The accused, a former employee who was laid off in August, entered the company warehouse, located at Bata Chowk, about 10 kilometres from the city's border with New Delhi, claiming he wanted to settle his final dues, police said.
"Accused Vishwash Pandey directly entered the cabin of Arindam Pal and shot him five times," police said.
Vishwash Pandey, 32, then escaped from the rear gate of the warehouse of Tata Steel Processing and Distribution Ltd, a subsidiary of Tata Steel.
Arindam Pal was rushed to a local hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
"After he was shot, he was taken to the hospital by his colleagues. He died while he was being taken to the hospital," a police official said.
"After initial checkup the doctor said that he was shot five times, however, the details will be clear after the post-mortem," he added.
A statement by Tata Steel said Mr Pal is survived by his wife, parents and a daughter.
"The local police are investigating the law and order incident and an FIR is being filed. The company extends its condolences to the family of Mr Pal and is extending all possible support and help to the family at this time of crisis," the statement said.