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"WHITECHAPELLING" IN INDIA

The annals of nineteenth century crime oan hardly fatrciah a more bboskiog ex;anpla of the terribla atrocities some human fiends ace capable of committing than that jevealed by tho latest aooounta froca Judia.c A native named .Nathu Sahib, whose mutber is a European, it appeals, has exeroUed a terror over the people io the district of Tebri Itcj for aome years past, which m do way adcta credit to the arrangements for suppressing crime m the locality. Nathu commenced hia career iv crime by seriuasy mal.reating his mother. He armed himxelf with a ride aud a long knife aaed by the natives, and committed a series of mar', derp, which for holuoasness will bear comparison with the Whtieob'apel atrooitlea. Oo two natives refualng to comply wiih ao unreasonable request, he marJered one by oattiog hlo tnroat and shot the other dead. On the next d*y he raur dered a woman who refused to g ye him assistance, and shot two other men dead who interfered, tie subsequently murdered and senoatjly worm led several pilgrims, one of whose hauda he cat off. He tden snot the mm dead. The polios now considered ie time to interfere, and suooeeded m arresting Natha, who was sen tencad to five years, imprisonment and ordered to pay 20,000 rupees for his misdeeds. The inadequate punishment waß brought under the notice of the Commissioner for the dintriot, who rightly refused to sanctioa Bach a judgment, and for the safety of the inhabitants of the distriot it is to be hoped the law which Nathu has so fearfully outiaged will be fully vindioated.

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"WHITECHAPELLING" IN INDIA, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2086, 13 March 1889

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"WHITECHAPELLING" IN INDIA Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2086, 13 March 1889

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