§ 27. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Secretary of State for India 26 whether the inquiry has been completed into the circumstances in which the discharge of a soldier's rifle from the Kabuli Gate at Peshawar on 31st May last led to the wounding of the wife of an Indian in Government employment and the death of his two children; and if he can state what were the circumstances?
§ Mr. BENN
I have no official report of the trial of the lance-corporal, but as stated in the Press, it has resulted in his conviction and sentence to 18 months' imprisonment. According to the telegram I received at the time, the discharge of the rifle was accidental, while the lance-corporal was engaged in cleaning it.