A hundred years ago June 29, 1917 Archive

Soldier stabbing case.

Mr. P.T. Bowring, District Magistrate and Justice of the Peace, was engaged to-day in hearing a case in which Private I. Scott of Motor Transport section, Army Service Corps, is charged under Section 304 I.P.C., with alleged causing death of an Indian domestic servant, with a knife. It was alleged that on the 21st of last month at about 2 P.M. Private Scott was seen talking to the deceased on Whitefield road and subsequently stabbed him and as a result of the injuries the man died. Superintendent Hayes of the Mysore Police made enquiries and as the military authorities handed over Private Scott to the civil authorities for trial the police charged him under Section 304 I.P.C. Mr. Hayes was the first witness examined. He deposed regarding the investigation in the case. He stated that on information he proceeded to the scene of occurrence where he saw the corpse of the deceased and near that the soldier was standing and behaving in a strange and demented manner. Subsequently he arrested the soldier and handed him over to the military police for custody. Another witness who deposed to have seen the incident said that he saw the soldier and the deceased talking on a bridge and the soldier stabbed the deceased and was walking away when he raised a cry. Some villagers came and stopped the soldier and took from his pocket a jack knife. Three other witnesses were examined for the prosecution. Mr. H. Lubeck, Bar-at-Law, who appeared for Private Scott, reserved cross-examination. The case stands adjourned to the 2nd July.

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