DATE OF CRIMES
LOCATION OF CRIMES
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
DATE OF TRIAL
10, 11, 12 and 13 April 1946
LOCATION OF TRIAL
In February 1945, the defendant saw a buffalo belonging to Makundi, a farmer living in Port Blair. The buffalo was eating some shoots in a hospital garden. He shot the buffalo, and together with another Japanese, searched for its owner. Makundi was arrested, taken to the said hospital where he was tied to a pole and beaten by the two Japanese for 2.5 hours. Makundi was beaten unconscious, revived with hot water and beaten again. He died that evening.
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Halfway through the trial, the Court requested a change of interpreters, because the previous interpreter's English was "rusty".
Minoru, Kaneko. Chief Petty Officer. From Japanese military. From Japan. Guilty. Death by hanging. Sentence confirmed.
Smith, H.E.R. Lieutenant Colonel. From British military. Court president.
Eckford, R.R. Major. From British military.
Dunsford. Captain. From British military.
Lalla, G.C. Captain. From British Indian Army. Advocate (India).
Brown, D.E. Major. From British military. Articled clerk.
Okada, Kenji. Judge in Tokyo.
DEFENCE ADVISORY OFFICERS
Foss, C.E. Captain. From British military.