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Alleged attempt at murder.

A determined attempt to murder a European was made in Alfred Park, Allahabad the other night. It appears Mr. Willaim Godfrey, son of the late Mr. Godfrey, formerly Deputy Examiner, Eastern Bengal State Railway Accounts, was out for ride in Alfred Park. At about eleven O’clock at night he took his seat on a bench and lit a cigar. Suddenly he felt a blow on his back, and turning round he just saw the arm of an Indian. Withdrawing from the second blow Mr. Godfrey, who bled profuse, shouted for help and was taken by a policeman to his house on jatka. It was found Mr. Godfrey had received two stabs on his back with some sharp cutting instrument, one penetrating very near the lungs. The perpetrator ran away, but the police are making investigation. Mr. Godfrey is doing well in Civil hospital.

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