New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Japan Thursday deplored the violence by a group of workers at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant at Haryana, leading to the death of one person.
"We strongly hope that the State of Haryana would administer, according to law, prompt and just punishment to the perpetrators and effectively enforce law and order so that such incidence would not be repeated in the future," said a statement from the Japanese embassy.
Maruti is a subsidiary company of Japanese automaker Suzuki Corporation.
"We expect that the Manesar plant will resume its operations and normalcy will be recovered at the earliest," it added.
One person was killed and over two dozen people were injured in a fire at the plant Wednesday as thousands of protesting workers locked its main gates trapping officials inside, authorities said.
The company has accused the workers for sparking the fire.