i86 H. Lincx Roth.aNatives of Sarawak and Brit. N. Borneo.
wounded thirteen peopleaall the occupants of the house. " On arriving at the house and entering the door the infuriated amok was discovered fully armed and ready to attack anyone who should approach him. The discharge of a gun loaded with shot, by one of the party, at once put the murderer hors de combat, however, he being struck in the face and blinded and fell at once. The scene in the house was dreadful to beholdayoung children, old and young women, were lying about wallowing in blood, four literally hacked to pieces ; of the rest, some who were past all help had to be left to die, and the others were at once bandaged and ultimately sent to hospital in Kuching." This man had only just returned from two months' surveillance under the principal medical officer for supposed unsoundness of mind. (S. G. 1894, p. 171.)
"Amongst Land Dyaks an amok is announced as having occurred at Kujang, Upper Sadong, four or five men being mutilated, one man losing, it is reported, his hand ; the amoker has made tracks but he is being followed up and will doubtless be caught very soon." (S. G. Dec. 1894, p. 202.) A reference apparently to this same man named Sugoy is made in the same paper (p. 200) where it is stated he is awaiting his trial at Kuching.
Chinese Jar. Obtained from Dusuns by Mr. Hart Everitt.
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