BOMBAY, India (AP) _ A factory owner and seven others were found strangled with ropes early Thursday in India's financial capital, and police said a labor feud could be to blame.

The bodies of Baglaram Choudhary, his brother, a cook and five others were found inside the factory in the Rocky Industrial Estate in eastern Bombay, a police officer said on condition of anonymity. The factory manufactured plastic bangles.

The officer said a feud between Choudhary and his workers appeared to be the motive for the killings.

S. Patel, a neighbor, said the workers often had wage disputes with Choudhary and that the killings happened a day before monthly wages were to be paid.

Five bodies were found in plastic containers and three were left on the factory floor, the police officer said. There were also blunt marks on the bodies, perhaps caused by a stick or a rod.

Police had no suspects as of Thursday.