Chinese national arrested for pushing labourer into furnace

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A Chinese national was arrested on Wednesday after he reportedly pushed a worker into a burning furnace in Faisalabad, according to media reports.

The incident occurred at a factory in the Sahianwala Industrial Estate.

According to reports, the labourer was pushed into the furnace by the Chinese supervisor of the labour force. The foreigner reportedly lost his cool after the worker failed to comprehend his instructions. The injured employee was shifted to a nearby hospital for medical aid.

Police arrested the accused and initiated investigation. CPO Azhar Ikram said that the matter will be dealt with according to law.

“The investigation is being conducted by SHO and DSP-level officers,” he added.

A protest was launched by labourers shortly after the incident.