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From the Archives: A Regrettable Incident. Recruits Vs Soldiers.

A Press Communique [in Simla] says: A most unfortunate incident is reported from Jhelum in which several soldiers lost their lives and others received injuries. It appears that owing to repeated acts of indiscipline, a body of recruits, attached to the depot of a unit at that station, was segregated under guard in some new barracks. When ordered to parade, the recruits refused to leave their barracks and force had to be used to eject them. An armed escort was attempting to marshall the recruits with a view to their removal for trial when the latter resisted the escort by throwing bricks and attempted to escape. While a portion of escort was doubling to cut off the fugitives one of the escort accidentally discharged his rifle.

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