The death of a young man who worked at a Cooke Company in India has triggered outrage in the country, with the company accusing the family of making false allegations.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Cooke Co. said it had terminated Mr Shrikant and that he would be reinstated as an employee.
Mr Shrikat has been a co-worker at the company for less than two years, said Pavan Chawla, the company’s executive vice-president and director general.
The statement added that Mr Shrikant was a dedicated employee, a dedicated team member, and was a valued colleague.
“As a consequence of his untimely death, we have terminated his employment.
The Cooke company takes all allegations of abuse of power very seriously and takes this matter very seriously,” Mr Chawala said in a statement.
It was unclear when the death occurred.
The case has attracted the attention of the country’s powerful opposition, which has accused Mr Shukla of abusing power to protect his own company.
On Tuesday, a Delhi court issued arrest warrants for three persons for allegedly torturing Mr Shrekh and other Cooke employees in connection with the death.
Police also arrested Mr Chai, a retired police officer, in connection to the death and charged him with culpable homicide, which carries a maximum jail term of life.
A court on Wednesday also issued arrest orders for two other people, who are alleged to have killed Mr Shulkh.
Cooke Co said it would be seeking the dismissal of the charges against the three accused.
Earlier, the company said in an emailed statement: “We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased and all Cooke family members for their pain and grief.”
The death of Mr Shkirtan is the latest in a string of deaths in the Coke Co chain of beverage companies in India.
Last year, the Indian conglomerate was embroiled in a bribery scandal after a batch of luxury goods and services were sold to a subsidiary of an Indian firm.
Since then, Coke Co has been forced to pay back more than $1 billion to investors who said they were cheated out of hundreds of millions of dollars.