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From the Archives: A Priest Convicted of Murder.

Mr. A.H. Calyton, Commissioner, Chittagong division, disposed of a case in which one Keijai Thakur, a Buddhist priest, aged 84, of the Sonaichari Monastery stood charged with murdering a Buddhist student aged 10 years, residing in the said Monastery. The accused when arrested stated before the headman that he being old and of dim sight could not recognise the boy who he thought to be a dog and struck him with a dac. The prosecution has not been able to assign any motive for the crime, but four other boys of the Monastery had deposed that while the boy had been writing, the accused approached him from behind and murdered him. One of the assessors found the accused not guilty while the other assessors found him guilty of murder. The Commissioner found the accused guilty of murder and sentenced him to transportation for life.

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