Suzuki says it is unable to provide further details of the arson attack at its Indian Maruti unit at Manesar that left a senior manager dead and scores of severely injured staff hospitalised.

"The police investigation is currently going on - we are unfortunately not in a position to explain the details further," Suzuki told just-auto.

"Our priority is to give the employees reassurance on the safety of the work environment and peace of mind. We are not in a position to comment any further."

The Maruti-Suzuki plant, around 30km from Delhi, is currently in a lock-out situation with the vast majority of its near-4,000 workforce at home without pay.

Manesar produces the Swift [hatchback] and Dzire [sedan] models for which the order backlog currently stands at 100,000 with a waiting period per vehicle of up to five months.

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