HC Deb 03 March 1903 vol 118 c1231
MR. C. E. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Malsa, who with his wife and niece absconded from a tea garden in Cachar, and were caught by the estate guards and brought back; that Malsa was tied up, beaten with a stirrup leather until he became insensible, and shortly afterwards died; and to the report by the Deputy Commissioner, who presided, that the two women were then beaten by one of the chokidars (guards) with the strap; and to his remarks as to attempts to conceal the facts of the case; and will the Government, of India take steps to prevent such concealment of evidence, and take steps to bring the guilty parties to justice.


I have observed a report in the newspapers of the case referred to in the hon. Member's Question. The assistant manager of the tea gardens, who is charged with causing the death of a coolie, appears to have been committed for trial by the Sessions Court.