Gujarat, July 08: A vengeful woman employee at a Gandhidham-based firm attempted to torch a factory unit after her boyfriend was fired from his job.

According to the Gandhidham police, the incident occurred at Canam International (P) Ltd, at Gandhidham on July 5 at around 5.30 pm.

Mayaben Parmar (24), a resident of Ganesh Nagar in Gandhidham and native of Banaskantha, tried to set the factory ablaze by using a lighter and burning a cloth-ladden trolly said, cops.

“The workers at the unit saw the fire and extinguished it immediately and averted major disaster as there was huge cloth stock at the unit where the fire had occurred. After the incident, management checked the CCTV footage to check how the fire took place and saw Parmar lighting the stack of clothes,” police sources said.

Sources said that Canam International (P) Ltd specialized in sorting and recycling used clothes and is part of the Canam Group that has a presence in North America, India and Africa. The complete work process of a Used Clothing plant consists of sorting, grading, packing, and dispatch.

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“When the management questioned Parmar why she wanted to burn down the factory, the woman revealed that she was angry after the company fired her boyfriend (Vinod) from his job. The ‘anguished lover’ decided to set the unit on fire for revenge,” an official said.

After this revelation, company GM Harish Madapallikutti Gopalan lodged a criminal complaint against Parmar with Gandhidham police under various sections of IPC including 436, 427 among others.