§ 22. Mr. D. GRENFELL
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can make a statement as to the disturbances at Beranpore when pickets were dispersed by lathi charges which led to a gathering of a crowd on whom the police opened fire; and how many casualties, fatal or otherwise, were caused?
§ Sir S. HOARE
I presume the hon. Member refers to the disturbance at Berhampore in the Ganjam District of Madras on the 15th January. A mob gathered to demonstrate their sympathy with two arrested picketers and threw stones at. the police who were compelled to fire, killing one and wounding two.