§ Captain ERSKINE-BOLST
asked the Secretary of State for India if he can give any details as to the circumstances of the murder of Colonel Abbot and his wife at Quetta; and whether the motive for the crime is known?
§ Sir S. HOARE
I was informed on 21st March that Colonel Abbot and his wife were found murdered in their house that morning. No motive for the crime was known, and no reason was found for suspecting any political connection. Further investigations are being made. I should like to take this opportunity of expressing my deep sympathy with the relatives.