Illustrations of the History and Practices of the Thugs and Notices of Some of the Proceedings of the Government of India, for the Suppression of the Crime of Thuggee

Illustrations of the History and Practices of the Thugs and Notices of Some of the Proceedings of the Government of India, for the Suppression of the Crime of Thuggee

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ... Cowree Brahmins, perpetrated so close to Jhalna, and the murders of the Brahmin lads, are are crimes of so black and destructive a nature, as to require no comment from this Court. "The following are the individuals of the gang who have been apprehended: --Jumal Khan, leader of this gang, and brother to Nunny, a leader of the gang taken at Akoolah in 1821, and now a prisoner at Aurungabad--Abbas Ally, brotherin-law to Jumal Khan--Sied Ally--Hossein Mahommed--Abboo Mahommed--Esoof--Seo Deen--Fakeer Mahommed--Bundegee--Kurreem Khan--Payma Boodha, joined from the Hindostanee gang--Ajoorah, joined from the Hindostanee gang--Hyder, a boy. "Lists of all the other individuals of these gangs have been sent by Captain Sherriff to Majors Parker and Seyer; and it is expected, that, with the assistance of Sied Ally and Hossein Mahommed, they will all be secured in the course of one or two months. "From all that has appeared before them, the Court have no doubt in their minds of the guilt of the individuals enumerated above: and it would appear that these Phansigars moved round Aurungabad and Jhalna as two centres, and murdered travellers on all the principal roads leading from and to those places; extending their excursions from these centres as convenience or a chance of plunder suited, and always returning to them." As As the Court were about to conclude their proceedings, Rukbur Singh, the brother of one of the Rajpoots thrown into the well near this place, made his appearance; and was directed by the Court to state what he knows of his brother's death. Rukbur Singh acccordingly deposed as follows: --" My brother Arjoon Singh, a Dufadar, served with Captain Tucker, at Aurungabad. He left at Aurungabad a Byragee who usually lived...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610350
  • 9781236610355