Death from Pesticides and Bullets

New Report on Tea Worker Deaths Details Extensive Rights Violations at Tata-controlled Estate in Assam, India

A report commissioned by the IUF and released 1 October 2010 details extensive human rights violations at the Tata-controlled Powai Tea Estate in Assam, India. In Cold Blood: Death By Poison, Death By Bullets examines the death in May this year of 25 year-old Powai worker Gopal Tanti, who collapsed at work while spraying pesticides. Mr Tanti was denied medical treatment and left to die in the field.