​Factory Worker Dies After Colleague Inserts Compressed Air Hose Into His Anus

A factory worker has sadly died after a colleague of his - who he'd originally helped to get the job - allegedly inserted a compressed air hose into his anus and turned it on.

Ravinder, 40, was an employee at a plywood manufacturing plant in Nangloi Jat, a village in the Union Territory of Delhi in northern India.

Local media have reported that Ravinder - who was regularly mocked for wearing shabby, tattered clothes - was attacked by his colleague, Anjan Misra when he bent down to pick something up.

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Credit: CEN

Misra then reportedly inserted to air hose into Ravinder's anus and turned it on, which was met with roars of laughter from their fellow co-workers.

The air compressor, which was used at the plywood factory to cut through blocks of wood, was extremely powerful, and after the hose had been inserted into his anus, Ravinder is said to have stumbled before collapsing.

Ravinder had apparently helped Misra get the job at the factory two years ago, having both hailed from the village of Arrah in the north-eastern Indian state of Bihar.

Colleague Ram Kishan told local media: "We alerted the manager and took Ravinder to the local dispensary and then to a government hospital, where he died during treatment later in the day."

Ravinder is reported to have died of internal haemorrhaging and organ damage.

Local media report that Misra's colleagues held him until police arrived, before officers then arrested him. Police are now also checking CCTV from the factory to see whether anyone else was involved.

Credit: CEN
Credit: CEN

It is not yet clear whether the incident was an example of a prank gone wrong or an extreme case of workplace bullying - or something else altogether.

According to Research and Markets, the Indian plywood industry is not only pretty massive, but is also only set to grow more.

In India, plywood is used mostly for furniture, accounting for two-thirds of the wood consumption. In the past few decades the expenditure on furniture has gone up, thanks to increased incomes, urbanisation, western influence and many other factors.

Because of this, the market is reportedly expected to reach a value of nearly $15 billion by 2022.

Plywood made by assembling thin layers of wood veneers bonded together using powerful adhesives - and in the instance of factory's like Ravinder's, the wood is cut using a powerful compressed air hose.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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