BBC News - India tea workers kill owner in pay dispute in West Bengal
The owner of the Sonali tea estate in West Bengal was dragged out of talks on the payment of arrears. He died after being beaten up and stabbed by a crowd.
Police say the owner had come to pacify angry workers who had reportedly not been paid for two or three months.
Correspondents say many workers in India's tea plantations are malnourished and poorly paid.