Rourkela, Dec 18 (LocalWire) A 42-year-old person from Odisha’s Sundargarh district, working as a migrant labour in a brick kiln unit in Visakhapatnam, allegedly faced an acid attack by his employer’s men while he was fleeing from work.
The incident came to light on Tuesday, as his family brought him to Hemgiri community health centre for treatment. He has been referred to VIMSAR Burla.
According to police, about three months back, Buda village resident Jaideb Chandania, along with 10 others from his locality, had left for Visakhapatnam to work as a migrant labour at a brick kiln unit.
Although, they were assured of monthly payments, apart from their food and accommodation, they were not paid anything apart from food expenses.
They were allegedly now allowed to go outside the factory premises and were forced to work for long hours, without any rest.
Being dissatisfied with the work condition, Jaideb and two others had attempted to run away from the workplace recently,
While two of his colleagues were successful in running away from their workplace, Jaideb was reportedly caught by his employer’s men, who reportedly beat him up and poured acid on his body.
Jaideb reportedly managed to escape with burn injuries to his native place.
“Jaideb was brought to us on Tuesday with multiple burnt injuries on his body, but since we do not have any special facilities for burn injury patients, we have referred him to VIMSAR Burla,” said Pankaj Sahoo, Medical Officer, CHC, Hemgiri.
“We would formally lodge a complaint in Hemgiri police station soon,” said Jaideb’s elder brother Ramakant.