HC Deb 30 May 1906 vol 158 c409
SIR H. COTTON (Nottingham, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to a case in the Rawalpindi Cantonment, in the Punjab, in which a party of British soldiers molested certain public women, and, on their crying for help, caused such injury to an Indian policeman who came to their rescue as resulted in his death; and also to a case in the Jullundhar Cantonment, in the Punjab, in which a punkha coolie was kicked to death by a gunner of the Royal Field Battery; and whether, looking to the face that these are the third and fourth cases in which it is alleged that Indians have met with their death at the hands of British soldiers during the past two or three months, he will cause inquiry to be made into the facts of these cases, and take measures which shall prevent, by the improvement of discipline or otherwise, the repetition of such occurences.


I have not received any information as to the cases referred to in the Question, but will make inquiries.