§ Sir HENRY COTTON
asked whether the Under-Secretary had now received any official information regarding the case of one Hridoy Nath Bose, of Jessore, in Bengal, who stated in his dying declaration in a Calcutta hospital before a magistrate in May last that the police had rolled a bamboo over his chest till he became unconscious; whether the post mortem report of Colonel Jordan, I.M.S., was to the effect that seven ribs were fractured; whether the result of the coroner's inquest was to find that his death was due to the sufferings and torture he had sustained; and whether he could state what action was taken by the authorities in the matter?
The MASTER of ELIBANK
The answer to the first three questions is in the affirmative; as regards the last, a judicial inquiry into the matter has been held by the District Magistrate of Jessore, the result of which had not reached the Government of Bengal at the time when they wrote their report. The Secretary of State will receive and consider this report in due course.