Before surgery Mahendra needed his mum to feed, bathe and dress him. The doctor came within 15 minutes and declared he was dead. Hudson, Jones, and both Sawyer men were arrested shortly thereafter. On June 3,another large crowd, including numerous Native Americans, gathered for the executions, which were conducted one at a time. Mahendra's family were overjoyed that the teenager can finally go to school. It was a matter of life and death. The men were tried, found guilty and hanged.
We couldn't believe our luck.
Partition riots: 'A grave attack on all of humanity'
He describes how train stations in cities like Lahore, in the new nation of Pakistan, morphed into scenes of mass death. He told us we didn't have time to pack or reconsider, so we left in the state we were in. We were all very passionate about making this new country work. Two weeks later, my uncle arrived at the camp searching for us and was finally able to locate us. Mahendra was overwhelmed with appreciation when he was given the opportunity to have his neck straightened earlier this year. Of the seven white men who participated in the crime, six were captured.