The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton's tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: Land dispute case at Dimapur; a serious railway accident
medium: tours
person: Dudu SinghLokra Ram
location: Dimapur
date: 23.3.1923-24.3.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 23.3.1923-1.5.1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: Tour Diary for the months of March, April and May 1923.
text: March 23rd
text: To Dimapur with the Commissioner.
text: 24th
text: Halted Dimapur. Went and personally divided the disputed land in Dudu Singh's case between Lokra Ram and Dudu Singh in the presence of both parties. The Town Overseer and a number of villagers, including Dudu Singh's adopted son and heir, were present. The land is surveyed and mapped and the boundary marked in on the map.
text: An Angami was run over here and seriously damaged by a train a few days ago. The Sub Assistant Surgeon sent him down to Lumding hospital, but he came back two or three days later without even having had the coal dust washed out of his wounds. Gangrene had set in, and the leg which could have been saved will have to be amputated in Kohima. He complained to the Sub Assistant surgeon at Dimapur that he was not looked after at all at Lumding. This matter might be brought to the notice of medical officer, Lumding.