At least one person was killed and 85 others were injured in the clashes at Maruti's Manesar plant in Haryana on Wednesday.
"One person died of burn injuries in the incident," Gurgaon Police Commisioner KK Sindhu told news agency Press Trust of India (PTI).
The identity of the person killed will be disclosed once the DNA results come out. Out of those injured three of the company officials were admitted to hospital. Police have registered an FIR against 60 people for their involvement in the case, and further arrests are expected to come.
"The management has given some names of union leaders. An FIR has been lodged against around 60 workers," SHO Manesar Om Prakash told PTI.
The scuffle that broke out between the agitated workers and management officials in the morning on July 18, led to a halt in production at the plant, after the workers allegedly set the premises on fire.
Workers alleged that the scuffle was brought on by an altercation between a senior official and a Dalit worker. The worker allegedly hit the official, after the latter shot out a nasty comment implied at him.
The management alleged that the workers had severely beaten several of their senior staff, some of whom managed to escape from their attackers by jumping over the walls.
In a press statement issued the same day, Maruti claimed that around 40 managers and executives were injured and that the factory premises and facilities were damaged in the fire.
The company's move to shut down operations in the plant elicited strong protests from the Workers' Union which said, "The Maruti Suzuki Workers Union (MSWU) is anguished at the recent developments in Maruti Suzuki plant, IMT Manesar where the management has resorted to anti-worker and anti-Union activities in a pre-planned manner leading to the closure of the factory yesterday."
Following Wednesday's incident, Haryana DGP Ranjiv Dalal left for Gurgaon to supervise the situation at the Manesar plant. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda stated that disciplinary action will be imposed on those held accountable for the violence.