§ 5. Mr. THURTLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can inform the House of the circumstances of the murder of a police officer near Calcutta, in connection with which three men have been sentenced to death and seven others to transportation for life?
§ Earl WINTERTON
The murder was committed inside Alipur Gaol by 10 convicts, who broke out of the enclosure which contained the building in which they were kept, as the police officer was passing along a corridor running before the gate of it. My Noble Friend is greatly distressed at an outrage which has caused the death of a very valuable and much respected officer; and he has called for a full report on all the circumstances.