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AN INDIAN TRAGEDY.

A schocklng tragedy occurred at Kurraoheo lately. A sepoy of the Twentysixth Nativo Infantry, having got posaeflsion of forty rounds of nmuuition. ran amuck through the HnoƟ at 1 o'clock In the morning. He first shot two aopoya who wero aa/eep iv the baTacka verandah. The alarm waa Immediately sounded, and the regiment turned out, but nothing oould to done till daylight, when detachmenta were sent !n a 1 directions to searoh for hi-n. Meanwhile the murderer had prooeeded to tho soldiers' b&zur, and had shot four Bhopkcepers who were sleeping outiide their houaeo. Ho t ion went to the pl&la behind th' Infantry Hnaa and shot fivo oirtmeu. When he found ou' that tho riglrnont had turned i ul, he took refuge iv a stone enclosure, whence he fired many rounds. The colonel called for volunteers to rush iv upon lrm, and two nepoya rerponded When they got within six yards of him he ahot himself through tho heart. The e'oven men whom he had ahot were killed ou the Bp >t, or died In a few hours.

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AN INDIAN TRAGEDY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1642, 22 August 1887

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AN INDIAN TRAGEDY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1642, 22 August 1887

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