Maruti factory violence case: Court convicts 13 for murder, 18 for rioting

The sessions court in Gurgaon on 18 March 2017 sentenced 13 workers of Maruti Suzuki to life imprisonment for murder. Photograph:( DNA )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 10, 2017, 09.56 AM (IST)

Thirty-one workers were convicted and 117 acquitted in a case of violence and rioting at Maruti Suzuki plant at Manesar, 20 kms from Gurgaon city.

Thirteen accused have been held guilty of murder, eighteen have been convicted of rioting and other crimes under the IPC.

The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on March 17.

Awanish Kumar Dev, general manager (human resources) of Maruti Suzuki, was burned to death and several executives injured in the violence in the car plant allegedly triggered by workers on July 18, 2012.