The Bagh Naka 'Tiger's Claw'

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The Bagh Naka 'Tiger's Claw'

Postby jf42 » 01 Feb 2018 20:27

"The mystery object this week was the Bagh Naka, Hindi for “Tiger’s claw” which is an ancient Indian weapon. Poisoned Bagh Naka were used by the Rajput clans for assassination and later became associated with the Thugs, semi-religious bandits and murderers. Bands of Thugs would mix with groups of travellers before murdering them during a night time stop and disposing of the bodies, often down a nearby well. Bagh Naka were used on occasion to make the murders look like a tiger attack.

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Re: The Bagh Naka 'Tiger's Claw'

Postby mike snook » 01 Feb 2018 21:00

Nasty, but interesting. Thanks jf. Not seen one of those before.

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Re: The Bagh Naka 'Tiger's Claw'

Postby 95th » 02 Feb 2018 10:46

Well I'd never heard of that weapon before,thanks for posting that up.
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